Video: VR6 Turbo Runs Quarter Mile in 8 Seconds Share Comments Despite not being the most obvious choice for drag racing, many Volkswagen owners have worked tirelessly to make their cars cover the 1320ft sprint as quickly as possible. We see them each year at events like Waterfest; small economy cars launching down the racetrack at impossible speeds, never failing to impress. It goes without saying then, that when we stumbled upon this video, we were quite entertained. While the editing and soundtrack are quite dramatic, the actual run footage is pure engine sound. Each Volkswagen maintains a surprising amount of traction as they rocket down the 1320ft strip, on their way to times in the high 8 second range.