The VWR Intercooler System is the best performing intercooler upgrade on offer 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.
We offer two versions. One for the MQB-platform Golf 7 GTI, R and Audi S3 8V, and another for the A5-platform cars using the EA113 TFSI engine: Golf 5 GTI Golf 6 R, Scirocco R, Audi S3 8P, Leon Cupra Mk2 etc.
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. It really is essential for every stage of tuning on any high performance car.
The giant 56mm core depth of our 'Plate & Bar' 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. Don't confuse our Plate & Bar construction with the cheaper and less-effective Tube & Fin construction that many lower-quality aftermarket intercoolers use.
KEY TECH SPECS:
Dramatically lower intake air temperatures (IAT) increases horsepower while minimizing the power-robbing heat soak from the standard 'cooler, time after time.
MAXIMUM CORE SIZE
The massive 'plate & bar' intercooler unit features a high-speed core using extra tall internal tubes for maximum boost flow.
Careful maximisation of the factory location allows exceptional airflow across the intercooler core without impacting airflow behind it.
SOPHISTICATED CORE DESIGN
Highly effective UK-made aluminium plate & bar construction, with fully welded cast end tanks following rigorous testing to optimise core dimensions, fin density, and pipe flow.
SMOOTH CAST END TANKS
UK cast construction for minimal turbulence and restriction delivering maximum flow across the entire core depth.
Minimal modification required with no trimming, cutting, or any non-reversible modification required on most models (some trimming may be required on other MQB cars).
/// The factory intercooler is not capable of consistently delivering repeated high power runs on an uprated car without suffering significant power losses as heat soak drives up air intake temperatures.
/// Through the giant core dimensions of 694mm x 410mm x 56mm (27” x 16.14” x 2.2”), the VWR Intercooler System is capable of supporting power outputs of up to twice that of the standard car whilst still cooling air charge temperatures efficiently.
/// Low clog airside fin surface for minimum degradation in performance and lower maintenance.
/// Fitment in the factory location ensures that the intercooler is fed with the best possible volume of high pressure, high velocity airflow spread across the entire unit. Airflow to the factory water cooling system is not disrupted.
Audi S3 8P
Golf 5 GTI
Golf 6 R
Leon Cupra 1P
Skoda Octavia vRS 1Z
Audi TT/TTS 8J