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This 850-Horsepower Volkswagen Golf GTI Puts All Its Power to the Front Wheels

Right up until it breaks that axle.

Unless you’ve somehow never heard of torque steer, it’s pretty easy to understand why most really powerful production vehicles aren’t front-wheel-drive. And although there have certainly been FWD drag cars, they usually don’t boast power figures anywhere near as big as their RWD or AWD counterparts. But you’ll see them every once in a while, with the giant drag slicks on the front and skinny little wheels on the back. In fact, here’s one now.

In the video, the makers of the car aren’t actually racing but doing some testing to get everything dialed in. There are some problems with this, but it’s still great to see such a crazy looking thing.

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