When you think of cars which can reach 100km/h in the sub-three second mark, a few cars may pop into your head namely the Bugatti Veyron, Veyron Super Sport, the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo S and the mighty Lamborghini Aventador. Chuck in a few tuner cars here and there are you’re left with a pretty exclusive list. One car you’d be unlikely to think of is the VW Golf.
Sure the Golf is best known as one of the nicest small cars money can buy, with its GTi and R variants being at the very top of the hot hatch market, but give it enough love and it can be turned into a true monster.
A very special Golf dubbed the “16Vampir” leaves all performance Golf’s in the dust, with its incredibly tiny 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine producing a barely believable 1013hp on E85 fuel thanks to a four-motion Garrett GTX4202R turbocharger.
Combined with a sequential four-speed dog-shifter, all-wheel drive and a total weight of just 1,135kg without the driver and you have the makings of one of the fastest accelerating cars on the planet.
This Golf can hit 100km/h in just 2.3 seconds, making it faster than the Veyron Super Sport before reaching 200km/h in 5.4 seconds. Just to prove how insane this car is and how much torque it has, it can then go from 100km/h-200km/h in just 3.1 seconds. If that wasn’t enough, it recently became the world’s fastest VW Golf completing the quarter mile in just 8.65 seconds at 165mph.
The Veyron’s performance isn’t that impressive anymore is it?