Watch: 8-Second MK 3 Golf Drag Racer Share Comments 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 with a massive turbo, little weight, and a roll cage. There are some aerodynamic tricks too. Like a Jetta nose. And a front splitter. Watch what the video calls the quickest front-drive VW in the US rip down the quarter mile.