There are plenty of things to love about the Mk1 Volkswgen Golf. The machine's horsepower isn't one of them. From the factory, the little hatch cranked a breathy 112 horsepower from the most robust form of its 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Boba motoring, however, has taken that figure and multiplied it by a factor of nearly 10. If 1,000 horsepower sounds terrifying in a machine with a wheelbase of just 94.5 inches, it should. A massive Garrett GTX4202R turbo force-feeds the little mill through a tweaked 16-valve KR head. The crew calls the beast the 16Vampir, and we think that's fitting.

Of course, we'd wager you quit reading right about the time you set your eyes on that headline. Those of you who've stuck around this long can point yourselves below to see the maniacal creation in action. You won't be disappointed.




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      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is what every high school senior thinks their Volkswagen sounds like
      Gokul Solai
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow...I really dont know how that thing stays on the ground....
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car has been around since the beginning of the Internet. I prefer the drag race videos from the past instead of this roll racing one.
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did anyone else notice the boost gauge when they did the inside shots? INSANE.
        Paul
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Riley C.
        Looks like hes running 60PSI on a 50PSI gauge :D
      wsbfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome
      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      That might be cool, but it's stupid first.... and a total waste
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        Agreed -- it would be much better to let someone drive around that old crapbox with the stock 112hp (or less). /s
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      No helmets? Idiots.
        Georg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        did u miss the part were they claim that this was only preseason testing... looks like they sorted out some DSG programming to match the shift points with the engine poweroutput
        Jon Carlin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        Twist: the passenger's name is Helmut.
      fly by wireless
      • 1 Year Ago
      He lived like his mother but he died... Just like suicide.
      gtv4rudy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who's private runway is this to let 2 speed freaks race up and down for just for kicks.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somebody bodywork might be in order to prevent death when unleashing those 1000 horses.
      Termin8
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...and the thing probably has the life expectancy of a house fly.
      gramargo
      • 1 Year Ago
      How funny.....this Golf looks not much unlike my '86 Golf (which, by the way, still runs like a sports car but certainly uses far less gas than this silly thing.) Guess I'm not so out of style after all, and I've saved a huge amount of money by not falling for the "need a new car every year" attitude.
        ShadowVlican
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gramargo
        don't kid yourself... this is nothing like the "sports car" you own
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