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Video: Beastly 746kW Golf Mk1

2013-06-10 10:28

SUPERCAR-HUNTING GOLF: It’s hard to believe but this VW Golf Mk1 pushes 746kW and can sprint from 0-100km in two seconds.Image: YouTube

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PADERHORN, Germany - There’s a mean Volkswagen Golf Mk1 terrorising the streets in Germany with 764kW under its bonnet.

The latest 16Vampir creation is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.8 16V engine fitted with a Garret GTX4202R turbo pushing 746kW. The engine is mated to a six-speed DSG (dual shift gearbox borrowed from Audi S3) and features all-wheel drive.

AdrenalinTuning is responsible for the custom DSG ECU controller.

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Boba Motoring who is responsible for the ECU mapping of the car says its actually capable of 755kW. The company claims the Mk1 sprints from 0 to 100km/h sprint in two seconds and reaches 0 - 200km/h in five.

The car apparently only weighs 900kg. Official performance figures have yet to be confirmed.

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