Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive
2.0-liter inline four, dohc, four valves per cylinder, GIAC software, Eurosport intake, Eurosport stainless steel exhaust, VF Engineering motor mounts, VF Engineering short shifter
H&R Cup Kit (coil springs and matched shocks and struts)
*Wheels and Tires
O.Z. Racing Superleggera, 8x19 Nitto 555, 225/35-19
Peak Power: 206 whp @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque: 245 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm
0-60 mph: 6.3 sec.
Top Speed: 142 mph
Nearly 19 years ago, racer Raffi Kazanjian kept himself busy helping friends make their watercooled Volkswagens go faster, both for street and track use. He did it for fun, not for money. Pretty soon, however, it was all he was doing; thus Eurosport Accessories was born.
Working out of a small shop, he and his younger brother Vik built their own line of intakes, stress bars, short shift kits and exhausts. Using his extensive VW racing experience (ITB Champion, ITA Champion), Kazanjian built parts that were tough and could withstand the rigors of racing or daily street use.
That small shop has grown to some 7,500 square feet, equipped with lifts, a machine shop, R&D offices, and Dynojet 224X dynamometer, a device constantly in use. And Eurosport's product line has expanded to fill a sizable full-color catalog. If you have a watercooled Volkswagen, Eurosport can improve it.
Raffi and his crew are our go-to guys when it comes to Volkswagen performance. Over the last decade, european car has built several VW projects with Eurosport's expertise and its solid products. We've always been able to count on Eurosport to fix whatever messes we made, be it a blown Wasserbox engine or a fried Corrado heater core.
Eurosport is one of the "good guys" in VW tuning circles, a company that has supported Volkswagen when its cars were good and when they were, well, not so good. The Eurosport crew deserves a bunch of medals, or something.
Ultimately, what makes Eurosport great (what makes any company great) is the people who work there. Raffi, Vik, Hubert, Steve (aka Long-Haired Freak Steve), Randy... they're great guys and know Volkswagen's product. european car is fortunate to call them all friends. Give them a call and see what they can do for your Volkswagen. -L.B.