Monster Golf R36 Bi-Turbo Humiliates German Performance Cars

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From the very first moment we saw the title of this next video, we knew something strange was going on. After all, why would a Golf R be allowed to race at the Moscow Mile, where only the big boys with upwards of 500 horsepower can play?
After that, we noticed this sixth-generation Golf is badged an "R36" model, which just doesn't make sense... unless. Instantly, we thought back to the HGP-turbo project car that wowed us with its twin-turbo'd 3.6-liter V6 back in May.

It seems the same German company built another example of its Golf R36, this time for a Russian customer, who decided the best thing to do was to humiliate the most powerful V8 performance machines from BMW and Mercedes. Even a twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo proves to be no match for this custom drag-racing creation.

And if that wasn't enough, the BMW M6 has a Stage 2 kit from PP-Performance, pushing output from 560 PS to 720 PS, while the CLS 63 AMG has the Gorilla Racing Stage 3 kit with 840 PS.

Bespoke performance cars with V8 and V10 engines that have also been tuned, humiliated by a Golf – how is that even possible?

It all started when HGP swapped out the 2-liter turbo in the Golf R for the 3.6-liter V6 from an older model Passat R36. After that, they added a twin-turbo kit, a stronger clutch to deal with the 925 Nm (682 lb-ft) of torque, larger intercoolers, new injectors, shocks and springs, larger brakes and a gearbox from the Audi RS3… Just don't ask about everyday usability!

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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