750 HP VW Golf Mk1 with DSG and FWD Pulls Amazing 9s Quarter Mile

We’ve talked about an insane German tuning company called Boba Motoring on many occasions. These guys like to spend their time building extreme VW Golf Mk1s.
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Their usual projects, if we can call them so, have a bit over 1,000 HP, pack all-wheel drive and are some of the most terrifying sleepers Europe has ever seen, at least when it comes to cars that show up at drag strips.

We are now back on the topic, as we want to show you what happens when these guys get their hands on a Golf Mk1 and decided to go with a front-wheel-drive approach.

The little hatch we are talking about delivers no less than 750 hp to its front wheels. But don’t imagine this car wastes its power. Oh no. The thing is capable of pulling 9s quarter mile passes. In fact, you can see it in action in the clip below. Sure, the fight for traction is a fierce one and continues as the car climbs through the gears, but this is one of the parts that allow the car to put on quite a show.

The devil is in the technical details

That compact engine compartment conceals a 1.8T four-cylinder engine, which is fed by a Garrett GTX4202R turbocharger. Working at a boost pressure of 3 bar, the turbo allows the four-banger to produce 750 hp and 760 Nm (that's 561 lb-ft). The Volkswagen has an E85 setup. As you can imagine, the list of supporting mods is anything but small, including goodies such as a CNC-ported cylinder head supplied by NG-Motorsports.

Further down the power line we find a custom DSG double-clutch gearbox. The sheer sight of a Golf Mk 1 that requires a wheelie bar is enough to make this video, which has just under one minute, extremely enjoyable.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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