AWE Tuning takes fastest MK6 TSI K04 on record with daily driver, beats big turbos

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The AWE Tuning in-house Mk6 GTI broke new ground at the NHRA certified Cecil County Dragway with a 12.26 second, 115.7 mph mile. This is the fastest quarter mile time and trap speed to date for a TSI K04 powered vehicle, and the second fastest confirmed TSI quarter mile time and trap speed, outright, only trumped by a purpose built big turbo car.

 

“I’m particularly proud of this one,” states Chris Dollery, AWE Tuning’s Director of Engineering, present at the record-setting run at Cecil County Drag Strip, “This is a daily driver – a car that anyone can own. Stock engine. Stock transmission. No special software or prototype parts, not even drag tires.”

 

The Mk6 Build List

 

The build list on the in-house AWE Tuning daily driver (stock engine, stock transmission) is as follows: 

 

 

AWE Tuning TSI K04 Turbo Kit with G.I.A.C. Software

AWE Tuning Turboback Exhaust System with Diamond Black Oval Tips

AWE Tuning C|C|B (Cold Cone Box) Intake System with Black Tubing

AWE Tuning TSI Turbo Outlet Pipe

AWE Tuning TSI S3 FMIC Intercooler Kit

AWE Tuning Mk6 TSI Vent Mounted Boost Gauge Kit

AWE Tuning TSI Boost Hose

AWE Tuning/H&R 28mm Adjustable “Time Attack” Rear Swaybar

AWE Tuning Sport Pedal Set

Bilstein PSS-10 Coilovers

StopTech 328mm Big Brake Kit

235/40/18 Dunlop Direzza Star Spec tires

18x8 Audi B7 A4 wheels

 

For this pass, AWE Tuning ran VP109 race fuel and removed the passenger seat and rear seat, the spare tire and the floor mats, standard practice for the drag strip.  Of note, a full weight pass was done on 93 octane, and produced results of 12.793 seconds at 112.65mph.

 

Software and Options

 

File wise, the original, exclusive AWE Tuning "Road Race" file is recommended for anyone that does road course track driving in high heat environments. For the Road Race file, there is one file, both for 91 and 93 octane.  This file recorded impressive results this summer in 100 degree testing. The updated file used (dubbed “High Output”) provides additional mid-range boost, while high rpm boost, ignition and air/fuel remain the same.  The file is still well within the BorgWarner compressor map (for those unfamiliar, a compressor map is the factory issued parameter of safe turbo limits). Two versions of the G.I.A.C. High Output file are available, one for 91 octane and one for 93 octane.

 

A video of the 12.26 second, 115.7 mph mile event can be found here and all products on the Mk6 can be purchased within the MK6 section of www.AWE-Tuning.com, through AWE Tuning’s global network of dealers or by calling 888.565.2257 from any US location.

 

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