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VW MK7 Golf/GTI/Golf R Racingline Monoblock Performance Brake Upgrade

Our new Performance Brake upgrade is packed with features, bringing a real supercar look and feel in the braking department – all at an affordable price.   WHY UPGRADE? All the power in the world is next to useless if your stock brakes aren’t up to it. Our RacingLine Monoblock Performance Brake Upgrade is an ultra-durable braking solution developed exclusively for VWG cars. We’ve developed these brakes from our decades of motorsport experience, and, as you’d expect, they provide outstanding stopping power again and again. Yet, all at an affordable price.  Our lightweight Monoblock one-piece construction is usually reserved for the highest-specification motorsport kits, being vastly stiffer and lighter than the original calipers. The kit comes in at almost half the weight of the original for significant unsprung mass savings. The caliper, pads and bracket assembly weigh in at 4.4kg (9.7lb) vs 8.6kg (18.9lb) for the factory Golf R kit. A bigger, 345mm ‘triple-grove’ disc gives greater heat capacity, thus reducing the effect of fade. Smart design features such as our ‘Hub-Lock’ hub adaptor system plus built-in pad-wear indicators are all part of RacingLine’s typical attention to detail. Our extensive development programme on piston sizes gives beautiful progressive pedal feel – and that’s because (unlike many) we only develop brakes for VWG cars. MONOBLOCK The 'Monoblock' construction of our 4-piston aluminium thin-profile calipers give extreme stiffness and light weight, and aid in wheel clearance packaging.   GROOVED & VENTED The discs, with integral mounting bells, use our ‘Triple Groove’ design across the face for improved bite and debris clearance.   DISC QUALITY Discs made from high cast carbon - a mixture of high quality steel combined with carbon; giving a far higher friction coefficient compared to normal steel rotors.   VWG-SPECIFIC Engineered exclusively for VWG cars, with piston sizes matched to master cylinders and servos for perfect responses.  A full kit of supporting bells, brackets and lines included.   SPORT PADS Composite Ceramic Sport Pads are included with the ideal compound for fast-road use. Unusually for a brake upgrade kit, we’ve included pad wear sensor. Other pad compounds are also available for track use. FULL INSTALL KIT   Everything you need for installation: discs, callipers, mounting brackets, fast road pads, braided steel lines. Bolt on - then drive!    STOPPING DISTANCE. Braking upgrades aren’t really about the stopping difference for a single stop.  No, the main reason for using bigger brakes is to increasing the heat capacity when you're stopping hard again and again. This really matters for repeated stopping when, say, you're running hard down a mountain pass with no cool-down, or working the car hard around the track.    This really shows on our testing. After just five hard stops from 60mph (100kmh), the difference in stopping distance between stock Golf 7.5R brakes and the RacingLine Performance Brakes is getting really noticeable. The factory brakes are fading fast, the pedal is getting closer to the floor and all the ‘bite’ has gone. Increase the speeds, or do more heavy stops and the factory brake set up is really starting to get beyond its limits.   Meanwhile, the RacingLine brakes perform the same on stop 5 as they did on stop 1. The pedal is firm, the bite is still there, and the feel underfoot is still as reassuring as ever. And ready for more.    
Our new Performance Brake upgrade is packed with features, bringing a real supercar look and feel in the braking department – all at an affordable price.   WHY UPGRADE? All the power in the world is next to useless if your stock ...
History Being a part of Volkswagen Racing means being part of a worldwide heritage that has seen drivers and cars that have been an integral part of motorsport’s history books, and continue to make a big impression to motorsport in 2012. At the beginning came circuit racing: the foundation stone for Volkswagen’s motorsport activities was laid back in 1966 with the creation of “Formula Vee” – racing cars built from readily available VW Beetle parts. In 1971 came the more powerful Formula Super V, which until its end in 1982 became renowned as a hotbed for up-and-coming talent, producing Formula 1 drivers such as Niki Lauda, Jochen Mass, Nelson Piquet, Jochen Rindt and Keke Rosberg. Volkswagen also achieved several victories and the championship in Formula 3. After its move in 1973 to Hanover, the department, renamed as Volkswagen Motorsport in 1981, specialised in a new field. With the first generation VW Golf, the sports department took over the development of rally cars. At home and abroad, the Golf GTI in the hands of drivers such as Per Eklund and Pentti Airikkala took the world by storm. On its 20th anniversary in 1986, Sweden’s Kenneth Eriksson won Volkswagen Motorsport the title of group A world rally champions. Meanwhile in the UK, the company was also strongly represented in national rallying from 1997 with the Golf GTI MkIII which secured the British Rally Championship crown, and two years later with the Golf GTI MkIV. The Polo GTI ‘Super 1600’ in 2001, along with a second place in the British Rally Championship was Volkswagen Racing UK’s final chapter in it’s successful rallying tradition. Renamed as Volkswagen Racing in 2001, the team has concentrated all of its efforts on developing its own circuit racing championship, the Volkswagen Racing Cup. This flexible arena has allowed some remarkable firsts over the past couple of years. Perhaps the most significant motorsport development anywhere in the world in recent years can be attributed to Volkswagen Racing UK – the first ever sprint race victory for a diesel-powered car anywhere in the world. Back in 2002, the achievement of a feat that the pundits dismissed as impossible has changed the thinking of many motorsport bodies, and led to Volkswagen Racing UK advising Touring Car and Le Mans teams around the globe all keen to be the next to follow in our footsteps. On a lighter note, but still pushing the boundaries of motorsport innovation is the Volkswagen Caddy Van racer. The first generation Caddy was developed in 2002 as a brand awareness builder for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the 210 bhp diesel-powered van holding the honour of being the first racing van in existence anywhere in the world. It all got a bit more serious with the generation 2 Caddy. This time it was purpose-built as a racer from a bare shell. With nearly 300bhp available from its 2.0 TDI engine, it has finished on the podium a number of times, and still holds the class lap-record at Rockingham circuit! It has been driven by high-profile drivers such as David Coulthard, Jason Plato and Tiff Needell. Today, in Germany our colleagues are concentrating on the Dakar project with the race Touareg, the Formula Three engine (powering the reigning British Champions), and the Scirocco Cup one-make championship.  But most exciting for motorsport fans is the prospect of the brand’s return to the World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. Meanwhile, Volkswagen Racing UK is fully involved in running and promoting our own championship, the flourishing Volkswagen Racing Cup.  We race preparare Golf 5, 6 and Sciroccos (but also a brand new Leon Cupra for SEAT UK). We have prepared versions of these cars for motorsport with 2 and 4 wheel drive, manual and DSG gearbox, 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TDI, 2.0 TFSI and 3.2 V6 engines. It is this experience and knowledge that has led to the introduction of the Performance and Motorsport Parts Range that you will find detailed in this website. To see these cars in action, have a look through our gallery of photos from over the years.
History Being a part of Volkswagen Racing means being part of a worldwide heritage that has seen drivers and cars that have been an integral part of motorsport’s history books, and continue to make a big impression to motorsport in 2012. At the be...