We are pleased to announce the latest product from our motorsport development on the Golf 7 and MQB platform cars – the VWR CUP EDITION INTAKE SYSTEM.
We have developed this for our Golf 7 Volkswagen Racing Cup car programme – so branded ‘Cup Edition’, and are now offering it for race or as a fast-road upgrade for GTI and R.
This new Cup Edition intake replaces the entire restrictive standard air box on the factory Golf 7 GTI and Golf 7, plus other MQB cars such as Audi S3 8V and Leon Cupra 280 5F.
Cold air is drawn through the standard front panel aperture into the filter chamber area. Intake air temperature is protected from the heat of the engine bay with a fully-formed CAD-designed aluminium heat-shield which seals against the underside of the bonnet/hood and extends right underneath the filter chamber area.
The VWR Cup Edition Intake System comes with an oversized High-Flow TriFoam™ domed air filter designed to provide increased surface area and dust capacity. This extra surface area provides even more airflow with lower restriction, to ensure that the largest volumes of the coolest possible air is available to the engine at all times. This maximises efficiency and improves drivability and torque throughout the rev range – turbocharger spool dropped nearly 500 RPMs, reducing turbo lag and creating lighting fast turbo response.
All parts have been developed exclusively for Golf 7/MQB – meaning that fitting is very straightforward, and the original mounting points are retained.
The VWR Cup Edition intake domed filter itself is constructed from a TriFoam™ triple-layer laminate of open-cell polyurethane foam, which gives an exceptionally high level of filtration to protect the engine from contaminants in the air down to well below 5 microns, whilst not greatly restricting airflow. This exact same filter material is used by F1 teams around the world due to its excellent filtration and airflow properties. In our experience, cheaper (and single-layer) foam filter materials are unable to deliver the same flow and filtration meaning a potentially very risky compromise for your engine.
The end result of our development is the exact Cold-Air Intake System that we use in our Cup race cars, which also makes for one of the most popular modifications for a road car.
As a race-bred intake system, you can hear the rich induction noise as soon as you accelerate hard. With the increased airflow from this system, you will also not miss the sound of the diverter valve opening when you lift between gears.