Golf Mk1 with a 1000+ hp Turbo 1.8 L Inline-Four

Dalton Racing Golf Mk1 with a turbo 1.8 L 20v inline-four

Dalton Racing and their VW Golf Mk1 traveled from their home in Rödham, Austria to Klettwitz, Germany for the L8-Night drag event. While there the team went 8.88 sec at 265 km/h (164.6 mph) which is close to their personal best of 8.617 sec 262.07 km/h (162.8 mph). The Golf is powered by a turbocharged 1.8 L 20v inline-four producing 957 hp and 803 Nm (592 lb-ft) of torque to the hubs on 3.53 bar (51.1 psi) of boost. A five-speed transmission with a Quaife gearset sends power to all four wheels through a 4Motion drivetrain.

Dalton Racing Golf Mk1 with a turbo 1.8 L 20v inline-four

Dalton Racing Golf Mk1 with a turbo 1.8 L 20v inline-four

Dalton Racing Golf Mk1 with a turbo 1.8 L 20v inline-four

Source: Dalton Racing FB page and Turboscheune Test & Tune

1 thought on “Golf Mk1 with a 1000+ hp Turbo 1.8 L Inline-Four”

  1. that is one curious intake manifold, seems to be inspired by the split plenum construction Audi used on later Quattro S1 rally cars, build to minimise load differences between the cylinders.
    Plus standoff injectors, never seen them used on a turbo car before, their arrangement may induce evaporation cooling of the charge air, especially if this thing runs E85 or methanol

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