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VW Golf MK1 736 hp 2.0L Turbo… YIKES!

Posted in Burnouts, European Rides, General, Hoonage, Rides, Videos, Volkswagen by MrAngry | March 13th, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Volkswagen MK1 Golf

I can pretty much guarantee that the engineers at Volkswagen never thought of putting a 736 hp engine under the bonnet of the original Golf MK1. In 1974 the little MK1 cranked out a mere 59 hp from its inline-4, however the one you’re about to see makes more than 12-times that. As you can see, the exterior sheet metal remains stock, however that’s where it ends. Power is put down through the front wheels by way of a six-speed manual transmission, while a massive Garrett turbo running 50 psi of boost helps the little 2-liter crank out big power. The insanity starts after the jump.

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  1. That is an amazing build. Great job keeping the classic look. I would love to see people’s faces as they see that car take off.

    • Set says:

      I’d imagine it’d be “Where’s he going?” with the massive torque steer and all. Then again, I’d imagine that big a turbo on that small an engine would lag like mad, so maybe the torque steer isn’t that bad. Still, it’s cool that someone did something like this to the car they love.