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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    More than just showing a fast car, this video does a great job of showing you the difference between a high ten-second car and a mid-nine second car. A second doesn’t sound like a lot until you see the differences on track. To demonstrate that, this built RS3 with forged internals, a TTE700...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Forget the three-liter Lupo, this little Volkswagen is a four-liter version. Except where the first one was a nod to fuel economy, this one is for the pair of 2.0L turbo fours under the front and rear of the tiny car. 1,200 hp, says the description of the video. So what do you drag race this...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Wheelies in all-wheel-drive cars are probably not great, since it means that two of the driven wheels aren’t putting down their power. But that doesn’t stop them from being rad. This TT R30 Turbo makes more than 1,300 hp, which might explain why it launches so hard. And even though it bunny...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Reaction times are a wonderful thing, especially at the drag strip. Case in point, this Golf R that eats a Ferrari 458 Italia for lunch. It's hard to say just what's happening under this Golf R's hood but whoever's behind the wheel ( our money's on that 75-year-old Brit from a few weeks ago )...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    The UK’s Santa Pod Raceway is the site of a lot of great VW racing, and in April it celebrated the 2018 GTI SPRINGfest . As you’d imagine, there were some great Golfs, as well as a few other VAG products that took to the drag strip. The racing looked great and some cars even ran into the...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi tuner APR has been pushing the Audi 2.5L five-cylinder to higher and higher power levels. Now they've gotten an RS3 to break into the nine-second window in the quarter mile. It wasn't just a single go for broke pass, either. The customer car ran eight nine-second passes at the Montgomery...
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    This might just be the quickest Mk 3 Golf in the country. Possibly the world. The crazy GTI ran a quarter-mile so fast that it blew the passenger side door off. That's when happens when you run an 8.53-second quarter in a car that originally ran in the 15s. The car's got a 2.5L five-cylinder...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    I think it's safe to say that for any of us, not crashing a Lamborghini—implying that we’re driving a Lamborghini at all—would qualify as a pretty good moment. But when that non-event is immediately preceded by the near certainty of a crash, it qualifies as more. As Churchill said, “nothing...
  9. Golf VII R
    We had a great weekend meeting enthusiasts and running the in house GTI at the VW Drag Day on the Auto Club's 1/4 mile dragstrip in Fontana. Despite the rain, which lead to the early closure of the track just before elimination rounds, our driver was able to trap a few good times including a...
  10. Golf VII R
    Congrats to Steve at Statller Power Developments for setting a new stock turbo Golf R record last weekend at Santapod Raceway. Steve's fastest ET on the day was 11.5453 seconds at 119.80 mph, but on another run he was able to go 120.15mph. All with just stage 2+ upgrades, special programming...
  11. Photography
    He was out with his friends, smelling the burning rubber, watching some cool cars race, and winning a few himself. Those races just happened to be against cars that a Mk2 Golf has no business beating. This video from the Gumbal YouTube channel, shows a red Golf drag racing somewhere in Europe...
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    It’s back to the Santa Pod Raceway for another record in another Beetle with the wrong engine. This Beetle, the Black Current III, covers two furlongs in 9.31 seconds at 144 mph, beating a record for electric Beetles that it set. According to VeeDubRacing, who posted the video, the car is...
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    Phil Jarvis has officially made the fastest full-bodied, air-cooled, Type 2 Bus in Europe. At this weekend’s Big Bang Camper and Bus Show, over in the England, he ran the quarter mile in 11.422 seconds at 117 mph. That time puts “The Fire Bus” within spitting distance of the 11.408-second...
  14. Photography
    YouTube channel, Gumbal, is quickly becoming the go-to place for videos of ludicrous Golfs . Today's example features a Mk 6 Golf R with a claimed 745 hp. The result, predictably, is an extremely quick Golf. No timing information is given, but the video shows the Golf spanking some pretty...
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    German tuners Donkey Tec have built the latest in their series of unreasonably powerful VWs. In the video below a black Mk2 Golf embarrasses a handful of performance cars on an old airstrip. You may be familiar with Donkey Tec from their Youtube videos featuring a white Mk2 Golf that they say...
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