Quarter Mile

The AWD Mk1 Golf That Runs 8-Second Quarter Miles

Makes the Golf R look like a slug.

The car you will see in this video is said to be the fastest AWD Volkswagen in the world. Now, we don’t know for certain that this is true, but we can say that this is definitely one incredibly quick little Golf. The engine is a 2.0-liter 16V, which sounds like pretty normal Golf fare but the heads are custom. There is also a custom turbo, which is important, and this makes for 58psi (!) of boost. The 1,100 horsepower is sent through a 4Motion system from a more modern Golf.

The car is seen here making passes in the 8s at the drag strip. It’s faster than seems possible from a Mk1 Golf.

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