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I wish volkswagen would do performance models like they used to.
such as the Callaway Rabbit, the Callaway Turbo Scirocco and the Zonkers. But now then just have the 337 and the 20th Anniversary with no performance goodies just a regular 1.8T motor, or the R32 which honestly is not all that impressive.
sigh.... the good old days.

if you have pictures of these models post them up for giggles. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by n2o at 6:53 PM 2-16-2004
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (Audioslave33)

I'd rather see VW work on bringing an affordable car to the US market than a performance model/sports car.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (n2o)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Callaway and Zonkers stuff wasn't factory supported was it? I thought these were products of tuners, but not production line vehicles.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (LuxNova)

Quote, originally posted by LuxNova »
I'd rather see VW work on bringing an affordable car to the US market than a performance model/sports car.

LUPO
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (MkIII)

No performance models?!?!?
All VW's now are performance models compared to their line up 15 years ago!! Have you forgotten so easily about the 1.6L Rabbits and 1.8L Golfs?
It used to be that you couldn't buy a VW that did 0-60 in under 10 seconds. Now they're all in the 6 - 8 range. I'd hardly be complaining about a lack of 'special' cars when their actual cars are finally fast.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (lacuna)

compared to the cars on the market today our cars are not fast.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (obvious510)

If you wish upon a star maybe we'll get a production Concept R.
Or maybe VW will do something silly and bring the GTI back to it roots in North America (Europeans already get the Lupo GTI, the luck bastids)
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (obvious510)

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Eh. I'd settle for a jetta coupe.

aim high, like a RWD 600HP 2 seater monster
then maybe we might see something'like a 4 door 300hp semi-monster
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (n2o)

Quote, originally posted by n2o »
compared to the cars on the market today our cars are not fast.

Yeah, but they never ever have been. They're simply less slow now.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (lacuna)

move to europe...they have performance options from Oettinger...factory warrantied.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (lacuna)

a rwd corrado or scirocco type car would be sick. oh the joy that would bring.
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (lacuna)

Quote, originally posted by lacuna »
No performance models?!?!?
All VW's now are performance models compared to their line up 15 years ago!! Have you forgotten so easily about the 1.6L Rabbits and 1.8L Golfs?
It used to be that you couldn't buy a VW that did 0-60 in under 10 seconds. Now they're all in the 6 - 8 range. I'd hardly be complaining about a lack of 'special' cars when their actual cars are finally fast.

performance means more than a semi-quick 0-60 time. what the new vws lack are handling capabilities. go drive a 90 hp a1 gti, then a 200 hp 24v a4 gti and you'll see what i'm talking about.
one of the best compromises was the 87-92 16v gti... thats what they need to work towards. light enough, fast enough (~8sec 0-60), and handled very well.


Modified by Samson at 11:56 PM 2-16-2004
 

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Re: why no more performance models? (RQtechVR6)

Quote, originally posted by RQtechVR6 »

aim high, like a RWD 600HP 2 seater monster
then maybe we might see something'like a 4 door 300hp semi-monster

oh the times we live in, when 300hp is considered a "semi-monster"
 
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