This VW Golf might appear like some other on the market, however in the event you have been to try to race it between the lights, you’d be in for a impolite awakening.
Constructed by a workforce in Finland, this Golf appears to be like utterly customary from the skin, except for the aftermarket wheels. Straight from the manufacturing facility, it could have featured a four-cylinder engine driving the entrance wheels. It now has a V8 driving the rear ones.
The engine in query is BMW’s M60B40 that was used within the likes of the E34-generation 540i and the E32 and E38-generation 740i fashions. It has a capability of three,982 cc and, in inventory kind, places out 282 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) – which, for a automotive just like the Golf, is greater than sufficient.
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Elsewhere, this V8-powered hatchback has the differential and rear axle of an E39 5-Collection, in addition to the entrance axle of an E36-generation 3-Collection. It additionally includes a bespoke suspension with BC Racing customized push-rod coilovers fitted within the trunk. This setup signifies that the Golf isn’t only a weapon in a straight-line, however can also be very tail-happy and could be expertly drifted round corners with little or no fuss.
It’s unclear how a lot the Finnish racing workforce spent on this venture, however regardless of the sum, we’re positive it was value each penny.
Talking of quick VW Golfs, we will likely be driving the Mk7.5 Golf GTI TCR in a number of weeks, so remember to keep tuned for our evaluation.