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 |  Jul 16 2010, 9:39 PM

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OK we just wanted another excuse to mention Volkswagen‘s Golf R in a post. And even though this isn’t even a Golf R, it packs the same punch under the hood. JE Design has come up with a nice little package for the Volkswagen Golf GTI to up the horsepower to 270-hp while adding its own take with more aggressive styling.

Taking the stock 2.0-liter turbocharged motor, JE Design pushes out another 60-hp from 210-hp to 270-hp. Torque goes from roughly 205 ft-lbs to a little over 270 ft-lbs. The 0-60 mph time is now a tick shy of 6.4 seconds. This all stems from an ECU retune for close to $2,000 and even includes a one year warranty on the motor, turbocharger, gearbox and drivetrain. Warranty extensions are offered for vehicles under two years old with less than 62,000 miles (100,000 km) for only a little over $250.

And to help enhance the aesthetics, JE Design offers a front spoiler with a carbon fiber splitter ($445), side skirts ($380) and a rear diffuser ($320). In the grand scheme of things, that’s a very affordable body kit for a stylish vehicle. They also offer an exhaust system for close to $1,150.

For those wanting to round off the package, 1.4-inch lowering springs are available for around $200 and a set of 19×8-inch wheels with 225/35/19 tires round it off at $3,730.

The total package price is a small chunk of change, but still makes it more affordable to turn your Golf GTI into one with R power and unique looks.

GALLERY: JE Design Volkswagen GTI

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Official press release available after the break:

PRESS RELEASE

July 2010

JE DESIGN puts R-Power performance into the GTI: 270 hp for the VW Golf VI

  • JE DESIGN clips half a second off the time to 100 kph
  • Self-confident aerodynamics package shows performance capability
  • 19-inch Multispoke light alloy wheels in matt black
  • All components with TÜV Certificate

Up to now, whoever wanted to get behind the wheel of a 270-hp VW Golf had to invest more than 36,000 Euro in a Golf R . But now JE DESIGN provides the same performance for the Golf GTI. What’s more, the aerodynamics package and the light alloy wheels take care of the individual look, and the new rear silencer provides the sporty sound.

JE DESIGN boosts the Golf VI GTI’s performance by more than a quarter. Instead of 210 hp (155 kW), the 2.0-litre turbo motor now produces a full 270 hp (199 kW). The maximum torque rockets from 280 to 370 Newton metres, and now the Wolfsburg car reaches a top speed of 257 kph, up from its previous 240 kph. From a standing start the JE DESIGN Golf saves half a second and makes it to the 100-kph mark in only 6.4 seconds.

JE DESIGN offers optimisation of the engine control system in their own workshop in Leingarten, Germany or collects the dismantled engine control unit by courier and returns it on the following day. The price of 1549 Euro including VAT even includes a one-year warrantee on the motor, turbo-charger, gearbox and drivetrain. For vehicles less than two years old and which have driven fewer than 100,000 kilometres, an extension for a further year can be arranged for only 199 Euro.

The GTI by JE DESIGN with the self-confident aerodynamics package demonstrates the new performance capability. The new front spoiler with the central, carbon-look spoiler sword is available for as little as 349 Euro. The side skirts for 299 Euro also underline the sporty look and the rear skirt insert in carbon-look for only 249 Euro. On the left and right sides, the trapezoid, stainless steel sports endpipes provide the relevant resonance (899 Euro).

Thanks to the lowering springs for 159 Euro, the Golf sits 35 millimetre closer to the tarmac. Consequently the 8×19-inch, matt black, light alloy wheels Multispoke with the matt silver edge trim look particularly sporty. With size 225/35 high-performance tyres, JE DESIGN offers the complete wheel set for a mere 2930 Euro.

As is normal with JE DESIGN, all components come with a TÜV Certificate so that the modifications can be registered in the vehicle’s documents without further ado.

Further information on JE DESIGN’s comprehensive tuning range can be had by phone on +49(0)7131/203 84-0 and in Internet at www.je-design.de/en