Golf Mk2 with a Turbo VR5

Golf Mk2 with a Turbo VR5

This Volkswagen Golf Mk2 was built by KR-Turbotechnik in Gotha, Germany. The Golf was previously powered by a turbocharged VR6 that made 720 horsepower on E85 fuel. However the company replaced it with a turbocharged 2.3 L VR5 (AQN) that makes 844 horsepower on a MME ECU481 ECU. It sends the power to all four … Read more

Boba Motoring Goes 8.472 and Sets World Record

Boba Motoring Golf Mk2 with turbo 2.0 L ABF inlilne-four

Boba Motoring brought their very powerful Golf Mk2 to Public Race Days 2018 at Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and set a new World Record for fastest VW DSG AWD thanks to a 8.472 sec quarter-mile at 269.05 km/h (167.179 mph). Power comes from a 2.0 L 16v ABF inline-four with a NG-Motorsports CNC porting head … Read more

VW’s Pikes Peak Twin-Engine Golf Climbs Goodwood

VW Pikes Peak Twin-Engine Golf

A few months ago we shared Volkswagen’s restoration of their 1987 Pikes Peak twin-engine Golf Mk2. Two turbocharged 1.8 L inline-four (GTI-based) power the unique race car. Each engine made 321 hp when it raced however they are now detuned to 237-256 hp for preservation purposes. Enjoy the Golf take on the hill at Festival … Read more

Golf with Two VR6 Engines Races

VW Golf with Two VR6 Engines

It’s been several months since our last article on the incredible R58VRT Golf. Since then the Golf competed in a half-mile top speed and drag racing. For those unfamiliar with the project, it runs a turbocharged VR6 and six-speed transmission in the front and back. The engines make a combined 1,440 horsepower to the wheels. … Read more

RWD Golf with a Twin-Turbo V6

RWD Golf with a Twin-Turbo Audi V6

Volkswagen offered several inline-four options in the second generation Golf. However Austen Grice, the owner of this Golf, installed a twin-turbo 2.7 L V6 from an Audi S4 B5. He bought the little RWD car to Dakota Raceway’s “Drag and Drift” at Smeatharpe Airfield in Devon, England. There Austen was testing the engine with a … Read more