Audi S3 MQB EA888 Gen3 VWR Intercooler System
The VWR Intercooler System is the best performing intercooler upgrade on offer for the MQB-platform Golf 7 GTI, R and Audi S3, with proven race championship performance to back that up. The factory intercooler has shown itself to be unable to cope with the demands of higher power, hard driven cars.
By consistently reducing intake air temperatures (IAT), heat soak is minimised delivering increased performance again and again without the recovery cool-down times needed for the production intercooler.
The giant 56mm core depth of the system uses careful optimised fin design, delivering the ‘sweet spot’ of maximum IAT cooling versus minimum pressure loss. This has allowed us to achieve increased size without increased lag.
Unlike many on the market, every part of the VWR Intercooler System is designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK.
The VWR Intercooler System is a direct bolt-on replacement for the stock intercooler. It really is essential for every stage of tuning on any high performance MQB-platform car, and is the perfect compliment to our OEM+ Performance Software programme.
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About Volkswagen Racing
Being a part of Volkswagen Racing means being part of a worldwide heritage that has seen drivers and cars that have been an integral part of motorsport’s history books, and continue to make a big impression to motorsport in 2012.
At the beginning came circuit racing: the foundation stone for Volkswagen’s motorsport activities was laid back in 1966 with the creation of “Formula Vee” – racing cars built from readily available VW Beetle parts. In 1971 came the more powerful Formula Super V, which until its end in 1982 became renowned as a hotbed for up-and-coming talent, producing Formula 1 drivers such as Niki Lauda, Jochen Mass, Nelson Piquet, Jochen Rindt and Keke Rosberg. Volkswagen also achieved several victories and the championship in Formula 3.
After its move in 1973 to Hanover, the department, renamed as Volkswagen Motorsport in 1981, specialised in a new field. With the first generation VW Golf, the sports department took over the development of rally cars. At home and abroad, the Golf GTI in the hands of drivers such as Per Eklund and Pentti Airikkala took the world by storm. On its 20th anniversary in 1986, Sweden’s Kenneth Eriksson won Volkswagen Motorsport the title of group A world rally champions.
Meanwhile in the UK, the company was also strongly represented in national rallying from 1997 with the Golf GTI MkIII which secured the British Rally Championship crown, and two years later with the Golf GTI MkIV. The Polo GTI ‘Super 1600’ in 2001, along with a second place in the British Rally Championship was Volkswagen Racing UK’s final chapter in it’s successful rallying tradition.
Renamed as Volkswagen Racing in 2001, the team has concentrated all of its efforts on developing its own circuit racing championship, the Volkswagen Racing Cup. This flexible arena has allowed some remarkable firsts over the past couple of years.
Perhaps the most significant motorsport development anywhere in the world in recent years can be attributed to Volkswagen Racing UK – the first ever sprint race victory for a diesel-powered car anywhere in the world. Back in 2002, the achievement of a feat that the pundits dismissed as impossible has changed the thinking of many motorsport bodies, and led to Volkswagen Racing UK advising Touring Car and Le Mans teams around the globe all keen to be the next to follow in our footsteps.
On a lighter note, but still pushing the boundaries of motorsport innovation is the Volkswagen Caddy Van racer. The first generation Caddy was developed in 2002 as a brand awareness builder for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the 210 bhp diesel-powered van holding the honour of being the first racing van in existence anywhere in the world.
It all got a bit more serious with the generation 2 Caddy. This time it was purpose-built as a racer from a bare shell. With nearly 300bhp available from its 2.0 TDI engine, it has finished on the podium a number of times, and still holds the class lap-record at Rockingham circuit! It has been driven by high-profile drivers such as David Coulthard, Jason Plato and Tiff Needell.
Today, in Germany our colleagues are concentrating on the Dakar project with the race Touareg, the Formula Three engine (powering the reigning British Champions), and the Scirocco Cup one-make championship. But most exciting for motorsport fans is the prospect of the brand’s return to the World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen Racing UK is fully involved in running and promoting our own championship, the flourishing Volkswagen Racing Cup. We race preparare Golf 5, 6 and Sciroccos (but also a brand new Leon Cupra for SEAT UK). We have prepared versions of these cars for motorsport with 2 and 4 wheel drive, manual and DSG gearbox, 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TDI, 2.0 TFSI and 3.2 V6 engines. It is this experience and knowledge that has led to the introduction of the Performance and Motorsport Parts Range that you will find detailed in this website.
To see these cars in action, have a look through our gallery of photos from over the years.
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