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Pistonheads.com Reviews M52 Golf R

June 16, 2019 1 min read

Our friends at Pistonheads recently posted a review of our demo m52 Golf R:

...Still, the point stands - a Golf R could be a tad more entertaining. Across the board. Which is where Mountune comes in; or more specifically, m52, its new collaboration with VW tuner, fifteen52...

...California does the styling; Essex does the dynamic stuff - perfect. Given the excellent work of the latter that we're all familiar with, and the fact that fifteen52 are regarded highly enough to be used on Magnus Walker's cars, it sounds like a match made in heaven...

...As the m52 demo car, it has the kitchen sink thrown at it and more, up to and including m52 Clubsport DSG paddles (vastly more pleasant to use than standard) as well as the m52 billet oil dipstick...

...It's the torque that makes the more lasting impression, the Golf now bludgeoning through its mid-range with seemingly no penalty in turbo lag or drivability. Indeed it might feel even more urgent than standard, with an unfamiliar immediacy to throttle inputs...

...That the chassis changes probably shine brighter than the very impressive engine retune says a lot about the quality of the m52 work...

...This feels like a Golf R in all the ways you would want it to, as well as addressing some of the Golf R's less endearing facets. If the Golf R400 had made the light of day and delivered a drive like the Mountune52 car, the plaudits would surely be flooding in...

Read the entire article HERE