My Golf R Estate has arrived

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How big is the turbo to get 300hp out of a 2 litre or am I just behind the times like usual!?

Mitsubishi were doing it ten years ago. Not sure what turbo they're using in the R (according to the internet it's an IHI), but the engine has different heads, pistons and various valves compared to the lump found in the GTI.
 

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There is a new cupra 290 which will also probably be in estate form soon if not already, should also be available on similar lease plan to the R
 
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Usable through how much of the rev range though?
The FQ 340/400 Evo 8's hit peak toque from above 5k rpm and peak power from 6.5k rpm. They pretty much needed to be driven like an NA to get the best out of them.
 
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The Golf does nothing for me looks wise (apart from the colour), but I can certainly see the appeal of having such performance and capability in a very practical package. Quite astounding really. Enjoy :)
 
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Looks great. My Scirocco R gets delivered tomorrow morning. Looking forward to it :D

Just need to shift my mk3.5 mx5 only looking for £8.2k but not had any interest yet.
 
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Mitsubishi were doing it ten years ago. Not sure what turbo they're using in the R (according to the internet it's an IHI), but the engine has different heads, pistons and various valves compared to the lump found in the GTI.

Oh yeah there was that evo FQ400 (or something). I seem to recall it was out dragged by a prius on top gear on a rolling start in 5th gear at 30mph because of the lag :p
 
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Usable through how much of the rev range though?

Depends what you want in a car. The golf would be out of puff by 6k where as the evo would be pulling all the way to the red line. You can not have it all with a turbo. There will always be a compromise. (Unless you have some sort of antilag). Luckily I have a mid range turbo for the daily duties and a gutless below 3.5k machine for the weekends!

Thread title is misleading as well as it is not "My" as you are renting :p.
 
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And that's why the good Lord gave us ALS. BRAPBRAPBRAPBRAPBAPBAPBAP.

ALS doesn't help with that tesr because the problem isn't lag. At 30mph in 6th in an evo, the problem is you are below the boost threshold, not turbo lag.

Put simply, boost threshold is the rpm when the turbo starts to kick in, lag is how long the turbo takes to respond to throttle changes when above the boost threshold.

Find and drive something like a Renault 5 GT turbo or a big turbo escort cossie and you quickly learn the difference.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbocharger#Turbocharger_lag
 
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Oh yeah there was that evo FQ400 (or something). I seem to recall it was out dragged by a prius on top gear on a rolling start in 5th gear at 30mph because of the lag :p

That was a rubbish test even for top gear.

Like someone else said, it literally didn't get enough rpm to spool the turbo, no lag involved.
 
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