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Unitronic Performance Products for MK8 GTI and Golf R - Now Available

Sep 19th, 2022 Products

Unitronic® is proud to release its Carbon Fiber Intake System for the MK8 GTI® as well as expanding its Intercooler Upgrade for the MK8 GTI® and Golf R® equipped with the 2.0TSI® EA888 EVO4 engines. These hardware upgrades have now been re-engineered to fit the latest models from VW®, offering the same level of performance and exceptional fitment you've come to expect from Unitronic.

MK8 GTI Intake

At Unitronic, development begins with setting the objectives for performance, efficiency, aesthetics and quality. Utilizing our very own development MK8 GTI, Unitronic Engineers quickly started 3D scanning the new EA888 EVO4 engine bay which helps them interact with 3D models in order to identify fitment constraints, possible new mounting locations and other component locations to ensure the final product fits perfectly within the “envelope”.

MK8 GTI Intake

In the case of the MK8 GTI, the team quickly determined that special attention was needed at the front end of the vehicle as the existing Unitronic Air Duct did not perfectly align with the grill and there was also contact with one of the lower OEM hoses as well. As a result, Unitronic Engineers took this opportunity to revise the existing design in order to provide perfect fitment for the MK8 where scalloping was introduced to clear the lower hose, internal flow was optimized and the dual inlets were repositioned as well. Provisions were also made to support the OEM coolant line securely with clips and the silicone turbo inlet hose was also redesigned in order to mate perfectly with the new turbos on the EA888 EVO4 engines. (MK8 Golf R and 8Y S3 fitment coming soon)

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Once all product updates had been made to assure perfect fitment, the Unitronic Carbon Fiber Intake System successfully managed to optimize airflow, improve throttle response and enhance turbo induction sounds while providing seamless integration and an aggressive carbon fiber presence in the engine compartment of the MK8 GTI.

MK8 GTI Inlet Hose

As with all Unitronic products, this Carbon Fiber Intake System offers superior fit and finish with a direct bolt-on fitment, retaining the factory mounting locations and simplifying the installation process using our very own mounting grommets.

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• 2/2 Twill prepreg carbon fiber weave

• Autoclave construction

• High-quality stainless steel hose clamps

• Direct bolt-on fitment with OEM Mounting Locations & EPDM mounting grommets

• Smooth airflow transitions

• Proven airflow gains


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Unitronic is also proud to release its direct OEM replacement bar and plate Intercooler Upgrade for the MK8 GTI and Golf R (UH023-ICA) which comes with all required hardware for a simple installation. This Intercooler features our all-new black finish and provides a dramatic reduction in charge air temperatures to ensure peak performance is achieved and sustained while resisting heat-soak after repeated efforts and in harsh climates and conditions. Enthusiasts with the 8Y Audi® S3® can opt for the (UH009-ICA) Intercooler as no new hardware is required for a direct bolt-on installation.


In the case of the MK8 GTI and Golf R, provisions needed to be made in order to assure the Intercooler Upgrade would clear the factory radiator. As such, Unitronic Engineers designed spacers which help retain OEM fitment and cooling performance in this area.


With regards to performance, there is no doubt your vehicle can benefit from a Unitronic Intercooler Upgrade. Our bar and plate intercooler core features a unique staggered and louvered fin configuration to maximize efficiency, significantly reducing charge air temperatures allowing for cooler, more dense air to be inducted by the engine; ultimately resulting in an increase in engine performance.

When intake air temperatures reach a specific threshold, the engine control unit begins to compensate to account for the air temperature, resulting in a decrease in performance. Unitronic's core measures 23.5” x 2” x 16.5" (597mm x 50mm x 419mm) a 60% increase in volume over stock, allowing for a greater volume of air to exchange heat, which, combined with a proper fin configuration, allows for maximum efficiency and reduction in heat-soak thresholds without producing a significant pressure drop.


Like all Unitronic Performance Hardware, this new Intercooler Upgrade includes all necessary hardware for each respective platform and offers direct bolt-on fitment, which retains the factory mounting locations in order to simplify the installation process.



• Highly efficient bar & plate intercooler core

• Drastically reduces charge air temperature for cooler, more dense air

• Significantly more resistant to heat-soak

• 60% more volume than OEM (Unitronic Core Dimensions: 23.5” x 2” x 16.5" / 597mm x 50mm x 419mm)

• Cast Aluminum end tanks

• Direct OEM replacement; no bumper, radiator support, or other trimming required


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