james butler wrote:the reason why these turbo engines were limited is to increase the life span of the engine.
everybody knows how the 20vt suffers from sludge build up from lack of servicing and whatnot so why make it worse by screwing out more power?
subaru also had its fair share of issues namely head gasket failures and rediculous service intervals of 6000 miled which just isnt funny just to keep the engine in tip top condition.
so yes you can screw any power out of any engine, its just a case of how long you expect it to last and whether your happy servicing it every 3000- 6000 miles.
lets not forget that sciroccos were never designed to take this kind of power 150bhp might not sound like a lot but you can gaurantee the engine will sit at full tilt for hours running sensible bhp even if its a little low (evidence of this on the 225bhp tt you can see the lengths audi went to to try and keep the engine cool) you cant do that with 270bhp for long on an engine that started life with 150bhp unless your gonna spend a fortune in rebuilding it into something thats not even close to what you started with.
but just because you make an engine capable of over 225bhp to the +250, its doesnt mean the engine is going to be at contsant full throttle and hard driving. i suppose with many, its the case of " its there if i need it" rather than thrashing the shite out of it. i tend to service all my cars at around the 5k mark, purely because 1, my daily driver is a 406hdi with a stage 2 remap 150/320ftlbs so ensuring the engine is good is a must.( its the family car ) 2, because i like everything new. with the pug, i know the power is there, but i dont thrash it to death. i just like to show the big boys or boy racers that if they want some fun, then watch being thrashed by a 406 diesel estate ( the looks are priceless believe me lol )
the scala wont be getting anymore than the 225bhp. ( who knows i may even just keep it as it is ) why ??? because in truth, it doesnt need it. its very light and in honesty, i like keeping up with the big boys showing them its not all about "new skool" ...
all of my cars get regular checks. 1 slight issue, i wont drive it till its fixed.