• Published on Apr 21, 2019
  • From stock to supercar in 24 hours! We grab a 2nd hand VW Golf R and a bunch of mods and set out to create a hyper hatch capable of supercar performance.
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    Thank you to REVO for supplying parts for this build
    And big thanks to the team at Hills EuroHaus for letting us use their space, expertise and tools!
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    Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
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  • Mighty Car Mods
    Mighty Car Mods  Month ago +266

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    • Michael Cusick
      Michael Cusick 13 days ago

      Crafty business jargon for there's a bunch of random shirts that nobody buys how are we going to move this inventory? Name it mystery merch it'll be like a surprise.

    • Regal cat Network
      Regal cat Network 16 days ago

      What was The name of that beat at 2:13?

    • Dan Krause
      Dan Krause 20 days ago

      Can’t believe anyone would spend like 4 k for brakes on a 500 crank hp car

    • voodooplayer3
      voodooplayer3 23 days ago

      Can you please tell me if the Revo brake kit fits under the OEM Pretoria wheels ? :)

    • Iron Maiden
      Iron Maiden 26 days ago

      Just bang it with a hammer. [email protected]:57

  • Walking Plague
    Walking Plague Day ago

    But can it chopped an American tuned Subie and I'm not talking about California either.

  • designanddirection

    "WE are going to modify our Golf to make it super car fast." Gets other people to do the work.

  • A CE
    A CE 2 days ago
    No competition

  • Angel Balbin
    Angel Balbin 2 days ago


  • VolK 35
    VolK 35 2 days ago

    Спасибо, парни!

  • Daan Schouten
    Daan Schouten 2 days ago

    Love the Metallica shirt XD

  • Magnus Krantz
    Magnus Krantz 2 days ago

    What happened to the "no gloves you dont work on the car"?

  • nigel platt
    nigel platt 3 days ago

    Did you know you reg plate is the same as a Suzuki in the UK.

  • JFB 101
    JFB 101 3 days ago

    The shite over-loud music and the twat in the cap ruin this programme. Interesting subject but virtually unwatchable.

  • no name
    no name 3 days ago

    why dont go coils?

  • Daniel Capric
    Daniel Capric 3 days ago

    A group of people were shown 2 photos, 1) a box of discarded office keyboards and calculators, 2) a photo of that engine bay.
    When asked which one punches out 500hp, 90% of people answered the box of office supplies....... definitely wins the understated sleeper award

  • Daniel Capric
    Daniel Capric 3 days ago

    Static compression ratio still 10:1?

    I remember back in 2006 the golf GTI had a 10:1 compression which was unheard of, jap turbos all ran around 8:1 with massive lag, most euro cars didn't bother with petrol turbos in favor of civilised linear power delivery...
    Then along came the golf gti with 10:1 and bye bye lag, wanna put it in 6th and accelerate from 1000rpm? No problem! Boost was already spooling at a touch over idle and was max by 2k... having owned 2 subarus, a wrx then an sti I was mind blown, what kind of witch craft was at play here...?
    High static compression ratios!! Massive increases in exhaust density at low RPM combined with a small turbo equals pulling hard from idle, and so began the age of modern European turbos, the king being the bmw 3.0TT with a 12.5:1 compression ratio, that's like the NA Ferrari 458 ratio...
    I've driven much more powerful turbos, and they're great, but I'd happily sacrifice upper power limit for low end grunt and responsiveness.
    Anyway I know it's still basically the same audi engine as the 2006 model had, I assume it's 10 or 11:1, so with a bigger turbo it could have comparable torque and power to the old amg 6.2 NA v8, 600nm and 361kw are well within reach but with more torque between 1000-4000rpm. Just can't overstate the performance transformation of high compression for turbos, it makes the entire rev range count and eliminates the wait

  • Stas Como estas
    Stas Como estas 3 days ago +1

    Excellent video 👍👍👍

  • tushar Mohla
    tushar Mohla 3 days ago

    saw those discs and slammed the like right there..

  • Constantine B
    Constantine B 5 days ago

    You may have boosted performance I believe you have shortened the cars lifespan. Have you thought about cv joint upgrades and depending on Turbo psi does cylinder heads and seals need upgrading. Personally talking performance I see all Turbo Four cylinders a waste of money. I bought a Skyline Gt8 2003 for 6000 grand changed Travis to 6 speed box and beat EvoX..Evo only had take off until gear change. RWD start 2nd with first gear change at 130km/h.. Nothing beats torque. VQ35DE naturally aspirated.

  • Tanner Newton
    Tanner Newton 5 days ago

    I didn't know MOOG has been playing the intercooler since '09 1:14

  • Rudzani Mukhuba
    Rudzani Mukhuba 5 days ago

    oh nooooo,... not the vag...don't remove the vag....

  • Mike Mautoz
    Mike Mautoz 6 days ago

    "Mighty expensive car tuning kits"?)

  • AzKrElTejon
    AzKrElTejon 6 days ago

    You have to ware glove but not safety boots lol lol lol I guess it’s all about saving degreaser soap

  • ᠰᠣᠳᠣ ᠪᠡᠳᠣ

    Why he so angry?

  • dark blue
    dark blue 6 days ago

    Choco taco T-shirt ✌🏼❤️

  • prozeza
    prozeza 6 days ago

    7:10 - What power expecting to making!!

  • Sander Anocic
    Sander Anocic 6 days ago +1

    The intro and the music were cringy AS FUCK. But that awkward hand shake made it okay

  • Pun King
    Pun King 6 days ago

    4:05 why is your guy on the right holding the "oh shit" handle?

  • Jeremy Gill
    Jeremy Gill 6 days ago

    What year is the gti?

  • EpicBubble
    EpicBubble 6 days ago

    how much did all of this cost?

  • JonoZ
    JonoZ 7 days ago

    oh and has marty still looks the same age from 10 years ago.. lol

  • JonoZ
    JonoZ 7 days ago

    you did what you could with what you had for resources and car my dudes. For that, it was a sick build. Now you have 3Mil subs and tons of $$$ So this will gitter dun.

  • Eatinbritches
    Eatinbritches 7 days ago

    Yes! Hurray for a proper Euro build.

  • naheboy
    naheboy 7 days ago

    All these parts had to be well over $10k

  • Amritpal Rai
    Amritpal Rai 8 days ago

    How much would this whole kit cost?

  • Winston Winstanley
    Winston Winstanley 8 days ago

    Literally all your cars are about 40bhp less than they should be. Get your Dyno properly calibrated!

  • Winston Winstanley
    Winston Winstanley 8 days ago

    I've seen a few of your videos and unless cars in Australia are underpowered the Dyno you use isn't calibrated properly.

  • cr0wned
    cr0wned 8 days ago

    The funny thing, only in the country of origin you can drive the Mark VII R right on the limit... hehe... Greetings from Germany.
    I'm driving a lame yellow Golf 3 convertible after my old Golf 1 convertible had a fatal engine and electronics failure. I loved this car, but there was no part that was not broken ... and I diden't had the money.

  • Primo
    Primo 8 days ago

    I died at 7:59 bcs they missed the high five and didnt try again

  • Theodor Dan
    Theodor Dan 9 days ago

    golf..most generic car ever...

  • Gplus sucks big
    Gplus sucks big 9 days ago

    WTF every VW/Audi is worse than its previous gen. Plastic sump? I'll stick with my 2001 Audi TT.
    Plastic pistons next.

  • Jonathan Michael
    Jonathan Michael 9 days ago

    Can’t wait for the 2029 Golf vid

  • Dons Shed
    Dons Shed 9 days ago

    I was thinking about buying a Golf R.... but after seeing the "secret Golf handshake", I don't know if I want to anymore!!!! :o

  • piffiiiiiiit
    piffiiiiiiit 9 days ago

    Any details on the haldex failure - was it the pump or a software problem?

  • Sjur Kristoffer Almskår

    cut your intro!!!!

  • Herr Friskytten
    Herr Friskytten 10 days ago

    Impressive production, thumbs up!

  • jon antonelli
    jon antonelli 10 days ago

    I liked the stock wheels

  • William Adams
    William Adams 10 days ago

    Do all Aussies say "project" wrong? Lolz just love your stuff

  • Sam J
    Sam J 10 days ago

    The music is blasting!!!

  • JacktheRipper
    JacktheRipper 10 days ago +1

    German equivalent for bon voyage: gute Reise

  • WaveMeow
    WaveMeow 10 days ago

    modern cars are so.... different

  • Sha Dow
    Sha Dow 10 days ago +4

    LMAO do they explain the reason why you need the gloves.??
    They cant be for Health and safety..
    -They are not acid proof, not cut proof, not crush proof, Not overly heat proof..
    -They offer no protection other than your hands dont get dirty..
    (Thats all they are for, keeping hands clean)

  • Mike Guertin
    Mike Guertin 10 days ago

    Total cost of parts?

  • ExE
    ExE 10 days ago +3

    This is a Golf 7 GTI, which has 240hp series. The golf R has 295 hp series.

    • Eatinbritches
      Eatinbritches 7 days ago

      It's an R that's been thrashed. That's 240HP to the wheels due to drivetrain loss. The GTI is more in the 220 crank HP range, and is probably 190whp.

  • Honda Civic
    Honda Civic 11 days ago

    Why did he disconnect the steering to take off the wheels doesn't make sense I've never seen someone unhook their steering to take off a set of wheels can someone explain is it like a secret golf thing 😂

  • Brian Kelvin Diffey
    Brian Kelvin Diffey 11 days ago

    Mighty golf.... anybody know who does the music ???

  • Debrian *
    Debrian * 11 days ago

    I have money for an FK8 Type R and bought one but no way do I have any spare money to do this to my car. I have always wanted to rebuild a car I owned to 500+ hp. That would be awesome! Anyone want to sponsor me making the first 500+ hp Type R FK8 in Australia?

  • Justin Tackett
    Justin Tackett 11 days ago

    Wolfsburg is an upgrade, but this car just wasn't taken care of. Ill take those wheels!!!!

  • Syncron_ZA
    Syncron_ZA 11 days ago +2

    Am I the only one that wants to clear my throat when hearing this guy talk?

  • Shane Davis
    Shane Davis 11 days ago

    that turbo muffler is a dick move. Who buys a turbo car to not hear turbo noises?

  • Mohammed Alom
    Mohammed Alom 11 days ago +1

    I thought the golf r comes 295 bhp standard?

    • piffiiiiiiit
      piffiiiiiiit 10 days ago +1

      Yes, at the engine. They measured hp at the wheels though.

  • Nihat Baycık
    Nihat Baycık 11 days ago

    Everything is great about the upgraded parts except the suspension springs. You had to use appropriate coilover kits for manage that amount of power such as KW not a poor lower useless springs.

  • wolfy1979747
    wolfy1979747 12 days ago +2

    Is there a list of parts used and their respective prices available? Thanks

  • PJ Adamson
    PJ Adamson 12 days ago

    LLF has a 600hp big turbo golf r on his channel

  • Alex Westergaard
    Alex Westergaard 12 days ago

    What is the main purpose of the gloves? :thinking:

  • Marius Holk-Hansen
    Marius Holk-Hansen 13 days ago

    This should honestly be a part of school, way better then most of what you do in school.

  • Navi
    Navi 13 days ago

    I have never seen anyone remove the steering rack and subframe to do suspension or turbo upgrades on this car??

    • Honda Civic
      Honda Civic 11 days ago

      Me too bro I've never seen anyone disconnect the steering to change the wheels start take off the wheels like what the fuc is it like a secret golf thing or they just don't know how to work on cars over there and the whole wearing gloves to sing not the fuck up the car it's a fucking Volkswagen it's a vagina wagon can you put tons of money into him and they're not that fast and they're high maintenance motors one thing goes wrong in the whole fucking car goes haywire I own the fuck 99 Passat I put 20500 bucks into the motor and tranny still ran like shit been good for about a month or two and one day I went to go start it and it had no power hook a jump box up to it still no power Volkswagen guy came out and looked at from the dealership certified Volkswagen mechanic and he didn't know what was wrong with it fucking Volkswagen the only think I about that car was ahead of frigerator glove box they used to keep my Reese's fast break from melting all day in the car with the windows rolled up while I was at work

  • xentios
    xentios 13 days ago +1

    Its funny how hes all crazy about the 500 hp out of a 2 liter. Boba Motoring has an 2L 16V ABF Turbo wich males 1233HP 😂😂

  • santiago velazquez
    santiago velazquez 13 days ago

    Why the gloves

  • Smudester
    Smudester 13 days ago

    coilovers or bust

  • David Kelly
    David Kelly 13 days ago

    Next time test the AMG 35

  • Henry Atwood
    Henry Atwood 13 days ago +3

    17:55 there are a lot 500 to 600 bhp golf rs i do not see how that is impressive

  • Wabii Sabii
    Wabii Sabii 14 days ago

    I can’t be the only one that got pissed when the blonde dude said if you aren’t wearing gloves you can’t work on the car. Like tf? It’s his car. If he can’t work properly in the gloves he doesn’t have to. That dude sounds insecure and conceded af. But that’s just my opinion lol

  • William Mickelson
    William Mickelson 14 days ago

    i like the shirt ride the lightning

  • Massimo T
    Massimo T 14 days ago

    are those rotors in the right place left to right the curved Finns need to be pointing upwards not down i believe with that kit

  • Anthony R.
    Anthony R. 14 days ago

    VW are working on Pikes Peack..with a Golf...-Is that a coincidence?

    • Marc
      Marc 13 days ago

      Didn't they already do that in cooperation with JP Performance?

  • adam gatt
    adam gatt 14 days ago

    Haltex was flogged making it only fwd? Can some one explain?

    • jake maloney
      jake maloney 14 days ago

      Haldex pumps shit them selves if they aren't serviced correctly making them fwd until you change the pump

  • Pim Mante
    Pim Mante 15 days ago

    compare with abt performance.

  • Derrick Muilenburg
    Derrick Muilenburg 15 days ago

    If you do any suspension modifications please make sure to replace the torque to yield (stretch bolts) rather than reuse them. It wasn't clear if that was done in this video.

  • Britt Hale
    Britt Hale 15 days ago

    heh... the R is already a supercar!

  • Darth Soldier
    Darth Soldier 15 days ago +1

    I miss the old vr6. Those were rock solid engines that you could get massive power out of
    I just wonder why all car companies don't make all their engines to produce the maximum hp possible.

    • Mikkel Nielsen
      Mikkel Nielsen 13 days ago

      1 word: Regulations
      Fuel-economy, noise, reliability, ease of maintenance... Most people buying something like a Golf R don't want to fiddle with it every weekend. The people capable of affording a brand new Golf R have other things to do.

  • Surin Ramkissoon
    Surin Ramkissoon 15 days ago +1

    Could have kept the first car. Just put in a K20 or K24 with a turbo, even better a supercharger

  • Bob Last
    Bob Last 15 days ago

    idk why y'all are making such a big deal about "parts just fit"... the only time I've ever had issues with parts not fitting as they should was when I bought something really cheap... if you don't buy the knock off or the ebay special, parts generally fit. Thats been my experience with Japanese and German and American cars... Haven't owned any Aussie cars, but I imagine is the same story...

  • mark safronsky
    mark safronsky 15 days ago

    Wtf is a choon?

  • T1000AX
    T1000AX 16 days ago

    watching intro in 4k. dat high detail moog face.

  • robbie lacey
    robbie lacey 16 days ago +1

    Should do one of these type of videos on an Audi A3

  • domantfly
    domantfly 16 days ago

    what kind f handshake is this...

  • Santiago Chavolla
    Santiago Chavolla 16 days ago

    Can you guys do a vip build one day:(

  • Ian Clancy
    Ian Clancy 16 days ago

    God I wish I could afford to do this to my GTI. Better yet I wish I could afford a MK7 Golf R or GTI Clubsport. 🤓

    • Its Abzer
      Its Abzer 15 days ago

      I wish I could simply get a better car than my Peugeot 208 that's currently costing me over £400 a month 😂😂😂

  • Peter Mackenzie
    Peter Mackenzie 17 days ago

    When someone doesnt tell their boss they are going to use the shop as film set on the weekend.

  • mac ducati
    mac ducati 17 days ago

    Take the hat off, how old are you? Ten?

  • Che1seabluesdrogba11
    Che1seabluesdrogba11 17 days ago

    why in the hell do newer cars have fucking plastic for so many parts that shouldnt

  • Che1seabluesdrogba11
    Che1seabluesdrogba11 17 days ago

    " jack up the car "- CLassic MCM

    OBMF_N1 NISMO 17 days ago +1

    The music sounds like something out off test drive unlimited 2 😂😂

  • spadgm
    spadgm 17 days ago

    This is awesome!

  • Latell Latell
    Latell Latell 17 days ago

    Recommendation for golf GTI stage 1 or 2, and the best place to do it?

  • Wolfgang Chopin
    Wolfgang Chopin 17 days ago

    When you saw 0-100 in three secs my jaw dropped, till I realized you meant km hahah

  • Benjamin Blackwell
    Benjamin Blackwell 17 days ago

    Sure, I love a great car, and I'm all for power mods - but VW!?!?!?! Three years out from Dirty Diesel scandal - expected to cause the early deaths of 17 million worldwide people due to their deceit you support this 8 pointed Swastika brand that has gassed more people than Hitler? They emitted 6-40 times the prescribed limits using a cheat device. As someone living with sufferers of pulmonary illness I'm not going to forgive these pricks any time soon. Enjoy the discounts and strategic partnerships, guys. You just teamed up with the dark side.

  • NotSuitableForWumpus
    NotSuitableForWumpus 18 days ago

    180kw is about 240hp incase anyone didn't know

    • Its Abzer
      Its Abzer 15 days ago +1

      Litterally says 180.0Kw / 241.4 HP. But thanks for the info :)

  • Anele Mhlongo
    Anele Mhlongo 18 days ago +1

    Door is open

    Go through the slip in the garage 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Peg Leg Timm
    Peg Leg Timm 18 days ago

    Always went GIAC or Integrated Engineering for VWs. Was always told go Revo if you would rather blow it up

  • Jarno Rusi
    Jarno Rusi 18 days ago

    Great video but way too much shitty music.

  • Jack O'Keefe
    Jack O'Keefe 18 days ago

    All you have to do is tune it and it’s already in the 3 second range 0-100