Boba Motoring’s “16Vampir” Volkswagen Golf is somewhat of a YouTube celebrity and with over 1000hp on tap while weighing in at only 980kg, it’s easy to see why. So today when Boba Motoring uploaded a new clip of the car breaking its own record in the quarter mile, we had to see it for ourselves. In the video below, the 1000hp Golf rockets down the quarter mile in just 8.66 seconds at 172mph.Now, it's the European Golf, which was known here in the US as the Rabbit. I had several friends that owned GTIs in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I had several friends who rolled GTIs in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I even owned a Golf-based GTI for a few months right out of college. They're fun, zippy little cars.
8.66 second quarter mile at 172 MPH is NOT what I would have expected.
Obviously this is a fully race-prepped car. The motor is turbocharged and the car was swapped over to AWD (probably to keep it from launching itself into space). Taking a small car best known for its handling capabilities and turning it into a straight-line monster is awesome. It would like like taking a Brinks truck and tweaking the suspension so it could autocross. Totally unexpected.
Sleepers are my absolute favorite - I'd love to see this car with a regular paint scheme eating up Corvettes and Mustangs...
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