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Offline 9911


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After I ruined the Polo as a daily driver I bought a Golf R, and dropped a Stage 3 big turbo upgrade into it so it ran a 3.7s 0-100kph sprint.  With just engine upgrades and some DSG software tuning, but not a single piece of interior trim removed, it made it down the standing 1000m sprint at Cooma faster than my Gallardo.

James, whats the golf R do at Wakefield?




Offline nuxi


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  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Michael
Can't forget this cracker...best fun I've had in a car!



Offline hummel


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+1.

I used to run a VW Polo GTI as a track / motorkhana car.  Stripped out it was sub-1000kg, about 180kW at the front wheels with a LSD to handle the power.  Managed a 1:09.9 around Wakefield Park which I reckon is pretty impressive for a car that owed me less than $35K.

After I ruined the Polo as a daily driver I bought a Golf R, and dropped a Stage 3 big turbo upgrade into it so it ran a 3.7s 0-100kph sprint.  With just engine upgrades and some DSG software tuning, but not a single piece of interior trim removed, it made it down the standing 1000m sprint at Cooma faster than my Gallardo.

I had a Polo Gti for 5 years and 180,000km's. Giac'd and a little bit of other work done to it from the start... was a ripper of a little car and really do miss it. My next (current) car was a SS ute.. quick in a straight line but absolute dog at anything else.

Trying to get into a M135i end of the year!



Offline mondi

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Can't forget this cracker...best fun I've had in a car!

That's impressive, just the one lady in there then I assume??? Wouldn't be room enough for any more....... :p



Offline nuxi


  • Joined: Apr 2010

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That's impressive, just the one lady in there then I assume??? Wouldn't be room enough for any more....... :p

LOL maybe call Allan?? I don't own it though (Maybe lucky for me?) but took it for a test spin and was not expecting it to deliver what it did performance wise.



Offline PA

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Like your Golf pumped?

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Volkswagen's just-unveiled Golf-based race car concept looks like a GTI that's gone on an intake bender, pumped up its guns at the gym, and popped some roll-cage Viagra. Yet, the Golf's most notable feature is that it's just a Golf, sort of. There is no "R" badging anywhere, and Volkswagen stresses that the race car is simply a heavily modified, good ol' Golf, and it's front-wheel drive!

Created to evaluate Volkswagen's possible participation in the new Touring Car Racer International Series (TCR), the Golf TCR concept is less "concept car" than full-blown, ready-to-race race car. It routes 330 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four (okay, the engine was borrowed from the Golf R) to the front wheels via a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The chassis is 40 cm wider—that's a mind-blowing 15.75 inches!—a move we assume was made for greater stability and to make room for those  ultra-wide 18-inch wheels.

The front and rear bumpers feature gaping vents and intakes seemingly inspired by the wild-looking Volkswagen Design Vision GTI concept from 2013, augmented by a carbon-fiber splitter and a towering rear  wing. Inside, there's a full safety cage, a racing seat with harnesses and a minimum of carpet, interior plastics, or visual banality. If  Volkswagen's evaluation of this concept car is successful, we could see customer cars just like it race in TCR in 2016.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a26032/this-is-a-300-hp-volkswagen-golf-touring-car-concept/



Offline JBO


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Golf R400

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Offline jamesatfish


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James, whats the golf R do at Wakefield?

I never took mine to the track - it still ran stock suspension and brakes so would have lasted 2 laps before catching fire... which is exactly what happened when a mate of mine ran his Stage 3 R with mildly upgraded brakes around Wakefield in Summer.

After upgrading his brakes and suspension he's running mid 1:07s on entry level R-specs - should be another second at least with some decent rubber.



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