When talking about Volkswagen Golfs, the tuning world basically offers something for every taste. We’re feeling quite speedy today, so we’re bringing you... the fastest Golf in the world, a car that can beat an 1,300 hp GT-R in a drag race.
Meet 16vampir, a Mk 1 Volkswagen Golf that makes full use of German engineering. The car is run by the crew who put together its ECU mapping, Boba Motoring. We’ve talked about the pocket-sized monster before and now the blood-thirsty Mk1 has set a new VW AWD world record, pulling an 8.29s quarter mile at 281.8 km/h (175 mph).
While some of you rejoice when seeing such numbers, other may be more keen on the real-world experience. Well, we can’t take you to the track in order to witness the 16vampir’s appetite, but the clip below shows the Golf devouring a 1,300 hp GT-R.
Look closely and you’ll notice Godzilla’s driver even got the head start, thanks to a superior reaction time. Even so, the lightweight Golf passes the Nissan as the sequential transmission is taken into fourth gear. Sure, GT-Rs go to 2,000 hp and beyond, but this Golf is still uber-cool.
A 2L turbo does all the work
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
This Golf replaces displacement with a custom turbocharger supplied by Extreme Tuners, which the crew recently decided to take to full boost (read: 4 bar). To get an idea of the technical implication of such a turno, check out the piping in the engine compartment - you’ll think you’re dealing with a fire hydrant.
In this form, the engine delivers 1,100 hp and 1,000 Nm (737.5 lb-ft) of torque. As we mentioned before, the powerplant works with a sequential gearbox. This offers four rations, being optimized for the quarter mile run and was supplied by Don Octane.
In case you’re curious about the take-off, you should know the 60-foot roll off is completed in 1.35s and yes, the thing does require countersteering.
As for a more detailed view on the acceleration figures, the Boba Motoring Golf plays the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) game in 1.9s, while the 100 to 200 km/h (62 to 124 mph) sprint takes 2.57s - 1.7 seconds later and this Mk 1 hits 250 km/h (155 mph).
Records are meant to be broken and we expect to see Boba Motoring take their retro Golf even further for the 2015 season.
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. Full profile
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