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Volkswagen redid the Arteon into a 490-hp racing supercar

Charged Volkswagen Arteon will accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds

The Australian division of Volkswagen has built the most powerful version of the model Arteon, but this car will not be available for sale. It is built in a single copy for the World Time Attack Challenge, which will be held October 12-13 in Sydney.

The novelty, named ART3on, was created on the basis of the top-end modification of the R-Line with a two-liter petrol turbo engine, which costs over 70 thousand dollars in the local market. Coloring the design of the car body came up with the famous street artist Simon Murray, also known as KADE. His drawing was printed on the film, which pasted over the car. On the technical stuff worked specialists of the Australian division of Volkswagen.

The standard car was equipped with a 280-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive. During the revision, the engineers installed a new turbine, replaced the intercooler, intake, exhaust, fuel system and lubrication system, as well as modified the DSG robotized transmission with two clutches.

After the modifications, the unit began to develop 490 forces. Maximum torque increased from 350 to 600 Nm.

From zero to 100 km/h, Arteon now accelerates in 3.9 seconds – 1.7 seconds faster than a standard car. Maximum speed not specified. In the usual Arteon it is limited to 250 kilometers per hour.

In addition to tuning the power plant, the Bilstein sports suspension, more powerful APR brakes, Pirelli poluslik, safety cage, “buckets” in the cabin, fire extinguishing systems and fuel shutdown were also installed.

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