VW Polo 1.2Tsi – Stage4: Big turbo kit

It is not every day that we get to see a 1.2 TSI engine with a big turbo kit. Even less common is it to see a 1.2 TSI with a built engine and a huge turbo for its size.
Why would anyone do it? For power of course. For making something different. And it really is impressive how this Lilliputian 1.2 engine behaves!

Upgrade specifications

  • 98RON fuel
  • Garett GT2554 turbo kit + tubular exhaust manifold
  • Upgraded intake manifold
  • Upgraded camshaft
  • Front mount intercooler kit
  • Cold air intake kit
  • Upgraded fuelling
  • Built engine – upgraded pistons and connecting rods
  • Full exhaust


Performance results

  • Power: 200 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 255 Nm @ 5000 rpm

Special thanks to Anapliotis Bros!


  • Ash Mugundharajah Posted December 17, 2016 1:48 pm

    Can you tell me more about the upgraded fueling, intake manifold and the built engine. I’m thinking about doing some upgrades to my Polo.

    • S Alex Posted January 23, 2017 12:17 am

      This power level requires larger injectors than the stock ones to work. We used the ones from the 1.4 TSI engines – they are a direct fit. It makes sense why they are needed, the original power output of the engine is much much lower than this.
      For more information with regards to the engine internals and build, you will have to contact the company that did it.

      • Ash Mugundharajah Posted February 18, 2017 10:54 pm

        Thanks for the info, do you know which company did the mods? Thanks again!

      • Arjun Shelly Posted May 15, 2019 7:54 pm

        Will this turbo fit in my polo gt 1.2 tsi automatic? And what all is thing to do?

  • Lucas Cavallini Posted September 13, 2017 12:33 am

    I have this engine and I think to do something similar, what is the total cost of the preparation? Thanks

    • Stelios Alexandrakis Posted January 27, 2019 12:30 am

      Unfortunately it is hard to estimate the total cost of this upgrade, because of the custom built components that were used.

  • HARSHA SHIVAKUMAR Posted November 19, 2018 3:29 pm

    I’ve done some basic modifications on my car already from racetech India
    And I’m looking forward for this turbo upgrade from you
    So please let me know about quote and specifications

    Harsha shivakumar

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