Volkswagen fans have a hard time forgetting the W12-engined Golf from a decade ago, but just how much power can be squeezed out from a turbocharged 2.0-liter 16V inline-four? This question was recently answered at Hockenheimring in Germany in the form of a MkII Golf 4Motion churning out an eye-watering 1,216 hp and 807 lb-ft of torque sent to all four wheels via a DSG gearbox — good enough for a record quarter-mile run in its category.
Needless to say, all that power makes the Golf a little hard to control on the track, but after a few runs, it achieves an 8.472-second sprint down the track at 167.17 mph, a record for an all-wheel-drive Volkswagen with a DSG gearbox, the interior weighed down by just the driver and not a whole lot else. The record run appears at the 4:24 mark in the video above.
We think the most impressive aspect of this run is that the Golf achieves any traction at all at the start — it’s easy to picture the Golf just sitting there smoking all four wheels for minutes on end with all that power — but the hatch can get to 62 mph in just 1.8 seconds and to 124 mph (200 kmh) in 4.8 seconds.
Boba Motoring is the German tuner behind this creation, which gets bonus points for looking pretty close to stock on the outside if we don’t count the missing interior. This generation of the Golf was already quite light, but a serious diet including plexiglass windows help it achieve those absurdly quick quarter-mile runs: The car weighs just 2,601 pounds without the driver.
Source : https://autoweek.com