The latest vehicle to pass through the Cobra Sport exhaust development process is the MK6 VW Polo GTI 1.8 TSI. Having previously achieved impressive results from the 1.4 Polo GTI we were keen to get the MK6 Polo GTI into the workshop to develop a new range of Cobra Sport performance exhausts.
The larger 1.8 litre engine in the new Polo GTI produces 190bhp as standard matched with an impressive 236 lb-ft of torque giving the lightweight (1272kg) Polo impressive performance figure on paper whilst creating an exhilarating drive.
The 1.8 litre petrol engine is in essence a downsized version of the 2.0 litre TSI engine found in the Golf GTI. The engine shows hints of displaying a hard edged exhaust tone as standard, this is something we have taken much further to offer a deeper more vibrant pitch to the finished Polo GTI exhaust systems.
The new MK6 Polo has been a big hit with initial owners and journalists who rate the 1.8 litre TSI engine as a big improvement over the 1.4 TSI which laboured at the top end of the rev range. The move back to a manual 6 speed gearbox has also met approval thanks to the extra torque available over the optional 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The larger 1.8 litre engine in the new Polo GTI produces 190bhp as standard matched with an impressive 236 lb-ft of torque giving the lightweight Polo impressive performance figures on paper whilst creating an exhilarating drive. The Cobra Sport team were able to reduce the weight of the exhaust system by an impressive 41% over the OEM system with the resonated 2.5 cat back system weighing in at only 9.52kg compared to the original 16.20kg. The de-cat and sports cat front pipes have been enlarged to 3" bore and offer a weight saving of 0.60kg.
The new systems benefit from all of the usual Cobra Sport refinements with mandrel bent, TIG welded, grade 304 stainless steel used throughout the systems as standard. You can therefore be assured of only the best quality in a Cobra Sport system.
Matt Thomas, Sales Manager at Cobra Sport says “The new MK6 Polo has been a big hit with initial owners and journalists who rate the naturally aspirated 1.8 litre engine as a big improvement over the previous 1.4 TSI. We are very excited to have developed a full range of exhaust systems to offer an upgrade to suit the wide range of buyer requirements".
The new Cobra Sport systems greatly improve the exhaust pitch and tone and add the sporty edge which was missing from the factory system. The resonated cat back system offers the subtlest upgrade offering an increase of 10db over the standard system in the 4,000 rpm static test.
The resonated cat back exhaust upgrade is designed to provide a purposeful but unobtrusive pitch perfect sound quality which in no way interferes with day-today drivability. The styling of the system is finished off with a choice of twin 3 and 3.25 tailpipes in a highly polished T304 stainless steel finish. These options include a less obtrusive oval slash cut version which further compliments the VW aesthetics.
View our full range of exhausts for the VW Polo GTI 1.8 on our product pages - VW Polo GTI Performance Exhausts