APR has created a custom-tuned VW Atlas featuring more horsepower and greater off-road capability
Opelika, Ala. (August, 2018) – APR, the leader in Volkswagen and Audi tuning, has built a one-off, custom Volkswagen Atlas. Utilizing the latest in hardware and software performance engineering, this custom Atlas adds horsepower and torque along with custom suspension components to create a more capable off-road machine.
The custom-built Atlas is equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and all-wheel-drive, making it the perfect off-road test bed for APR’s lineup of performance hardware and software. The project started life at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, but APR’s engineers were able to increase output to 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This was made possible by installing a factory IS38 turbocharger from the VW Golf R along with APR’s ECU Upgrade, Carbon Fiber Intake System, Cast Race DP Exhaust System, Turbo Inlet Pipe, Turbo Muffler Delete and a custom-fabricated catback exhaust system. In addition to the powertrain modifications, APR installed its 6-piston 350mm Performance Brake Upgrade to bring the SUV to a commanding stop.
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project to bring the Atlas 2.0T to the next level,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of APR. “With 350 horsepower and 350-pound feet of torque we’ve surpassed the output from even the larger V6 engine and we’re working to push the envelope even further in the future. The combination of custom hardware and equipment from our current product line really transformed the Atlas’ performance.”
To provide clearance for the Toyo Open Country M/T 275/55R20 tires, APR CNC-machined new billet suspension components to lift the Atlas an additional 1.5-inches. Furthermore, new rear trailing arms were fabricated to complement the lift kit. APR’s Light-Weight S01 20×9-inch Forged Wheels are illuminated on the build by wheel well/rock lights placed beneath the Atlas. Lastly, a custom vinyl wrap was designed by APR by and installed
by Digital Precision in Alpharetta, Georgia.
APR stressed that while this is currently a one-off project, it is evaluating a lineup of performance products for the Atlas in the future.
Founded in 1997, APR is the global leader in performance aftermarket products for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, and other vehicles. APR develops and manufactures hardware, software, calibration & data-logging tools for engine and transmission controllers, including intakes, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbocharger systems, suspension, brake systems, wheels, and more. APR delivers software via a 24-hour automated global delivery system from its 78,000 square foot state of the art facility in Opelika, Alabama. Learn More at www.goapr.com.