Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

In recent years, the mark for hyper cars has been 1,000 horsepower, which is completely unreal. Now, to achieve this insane output, mot automakers are strapping multiple-turbocharged V-8, V-10 or V-12 powerplants into their cars. For us normal folk that cannot afford these $1 million-plus cars, we have to perform some creative engineering to reach numbers even reaching the supercar standard of 600 horsepower. And most of the time, that includes a crate-engine swap.

Well, the folks over at Boba Motoring in Germany have a bucked the trend by squeezing an amazing 1,013 horsepower from an Mk I (1974 through 1983) Volkswagen Golf . It didn’t do so by dropping a nasty V-8 into a hacked up engine compartment; rather, it tweaked a 1.8-liter to this insane number. This KR 16-valve 1.8-liter, which was one of the many engines offered in the Mk II Golf, received some heavy mods, including: 144 mm (5.6-inch) long steel con rods; an 86.4 mm (3.40-inch) stroke crankshaft; an 80.98 mm (3.18-inch) bore; an updated intake with eight injectors powered by a KMS MD35 injection-ignition system; an 80 mm (3.15-inch) throttle body; an updated exhaust system; and a Garrett GTX4202R turbocharger that pushes through 4.25 bar (61.6 psi) of pressure.

The engine delivers the power through VW ’s 4Motion driveline and out to all four wheels. Not only is this beast powerful, but the 4Motion system assures a breakneck launch every time.

On top of all of that, Boba Motoring also managed to drop the Mk I Golf’s weight to just 900 kg (1,984 pounds), making this a true pocket rocket.

The light weight, massive power and awesome traction all deliver outlandish performance. This one-time throw-away car now hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2 seconds and 200 km/h (124 mph) in 5 seconds. The 1/4-incle is no contest, as it tears that apart in just about 8 seconds at 240 km/h (149.12 mph).

Click past the jump to see this beast running the dyno and out on its first test since the tune to 1,000 horsepower.

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After taking care of the standard seventh-gen Golf and the GTI version , German tuner, ABT Sportsline, decided to do the same with the GTD version .

It’s no surprise that the updates offered for the GTD version are nearly identical to the ones offered in the standard version and include updates to the exterior and some extra horses under the hood.

Most of the work was made under the hood where the tuner installed its ABT Power kit that increases the four-cylinder’s output up to a total of 210 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque - up from the standard 184 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

To give the Golf the look to match the added power, ABT Sportsline also offers an aerodynamic kit and a set of aftermarket wheels. Also, for a better engine sound, the rear pipes were replaced with new ones.

Click past the jump to read more about the Volkswagen Golf GTD by ABT Sportsline.

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Now that Volkswagen unveiled both the standard and GTI version of the seventh-generation Golf , the next model we expect is, of course, the R version. We’ve brought you plenty of spy photos of the 2014 Golf R , but this time we present to you a video showing the upcoming Golf R taking a beating on Nürburgring.

The upcoming Golf R will be powered by a revised version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a DSG or a six-speed transmission. The revised engine will deliver 256 horsepower in the U.S. version and 270 horsepower in the European model.

As for aesthetics, the next-gen Golf R will receive the same R treatment as the current model, but it will get the some of the design improvements seen on the other seventh-gen Golf variants, including: revised headlights and taillights; a new grille and front bumper; and a revised backside.

Stay tuned for more information and spy shots on the new Golf R as we slowly approach its debut.

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Volkswagen came to this year’s Wörthersee meeting with the Vision GTI Concept - a preview of a more powerful GTI. Next to it, Volkswagen, in collaboration with the junior talents from Wolfsburg and Osnabrück, developed a Golf GTI Cabrio Austria Special Edition.

The model is painted in an Oryx White combined with Flash Red stripes on the bonnet and the vehicle’s side. Also painted in red are the exterior mirrors and the brake calipers. The interior continues the same white and red scheme, but it has also been combined with black for an even more extreme look.

The model gets Recaro sports seats wrapped in black-red-white leather with red "Austria" logo embroidering. Volkswagen also offers a red-white decorative trim, and white GTI lettering on the doors. Red accents are also placed on the honeycomb mesh and air vent frames, the leather steering wheel, the DSG gearbox and the seat belts.

Additionally, the rear seats were removed to help make room for an 11-speaker, 2,250-watt stereo system.

The 2.0-liter engine was also tricked to deliver a total of 333 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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Alongside the seventh-generation Golf , Volkswagen has also dropped one of the world’s most fuel-efficient family cars – the new Golf BlueMotion – onto the market. The model is about 15-percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor, but at the same time it also offers the same level of practicality, comfort and safety as a standard Golf.

The new model was previewed by the Golf BlueMotion Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and, as no surprise, the production version is basically identical.

When compared to a standard Golf, the BlueMotion version features a lightweight design and it is more aerodynamic, thanks to a lowered ride. The exterior updates combine with a highly efficient diesel engine to ensure out-of-this-world fuel economy.

The model is now on sale and on the British market and is relatively affordable for such an efficient car.

Click past the jump to read more about the new Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI W12

In the past few years Wörthersee expo-show brought us some of the coolest concepts from both Audi and Volkswagen. This year’s show seems to be no exception, as Audi has already announced theTT Ultra Quattro Concept and Volkswagen has just announced that it will unveil a hot concept that will preview a new Golf GTI .

Talking about the new concept, Volkswagen boss Dr Ulrich Hackenberg said that it won’t be as powerful as the Golf GTI W12 Concept we saw at the same show back in 2007, but it will be more realistic.

While he declined to offer any other details on the new concept, it is rumored that it will preview an extreme version of the GTI built to celebrate the model’s 40th anniversary, maybe called Edition 40 GTI? That name holds some water because when the model celebrated its 35th anniversary, VW unveiled the Golf GTI Edition 35 .

If the new model will follow the tradition of the previous model; it will be carry about 25 to 30 more horsepower and will feature a more aggressive body language.

Click past the jump to read more about the Golf GTI W12 Concept.

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We won’t fault you if you haven’t heard of Low-Car-Scene and Blackbox-Richter. The two German tuners aren’t exactly household names but even with the lack of name recognition, these tuners have prepared a pretty fabulous program for the Volkswagen Golf VII .

That is, if by “fabulous,” you mean it glows in the dark.

Believe it or not, this Volkswagen Golf VII does exactly that: it glows in the dark. On top of that, it’s got a new set of 20-inch wheels that do the same.

These guys might not be as famous as the more heralded tuners out there, but at least for their program on the Golf VII, both Low-Car-Scene and Blackbox-Richter have put new meaning to the word ostentatious.

The program doesn’t appear to have any performance enhancements, which means that the Golf VII will retain its choice of engine options: two petrol - an 85-horsepower 1.2-liter TSI and a 140-horsepower 1.4-liter TSI - and two diesels - a 105-horsepower 1.6-liter unit and a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter unit.

Click past the jump to read more about what Low-Car-Scene and Blackbox-Richter did to the Volkswagen Golf VII

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After unveiling the Golf Estate Concept R-Line at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen has finally updated its Golf lineup with a new R-Line package. To be completely honest with you, there are three R-Line packages: R-Line Exterior, R-Line Interior and R-Line Sport"

The R-Line Exterior package includes a new rear spoiler, a radiator grille with an "R-Line" logo, a specific grille in gloss black, new front and rear bumpers with "R" logos, and a black-painted diffuser. This package is priced at €995 ($1,300) on Highline variants and €1,180 ($1,500) on Comfortline models. You can also add in “Salvador” rims sized 17 or 18 inches for an added fee.

The Interior package adds inlays in aluminum look "Black Lead Grey" for the dashboard and door panels; front door sills and pedal caps in stainless steel; sports seats in "Race" design cloth with microfiber bolsters and “R-Line” logos on the front seats; a leather multifunction sports steering wheel with "R-Line" logo and decorative stitching in gray crystal; a leather-wrapped gear shift knob; and an "R-Line" logo on the Home screen. The interior package is priced from €640 ($830) for Highline models to €945 ($1,230). You can opt for “Vienna” leather and bring the total package price to €1,755 ($2,284) on highline models and €2,115 ($2,752) on Comfortline models.

Finally, for another €430 ($560), the Sport package will add a sport-tuned suspension, a revised steering system and tinted side and rear windows.

Click past the jump for more details on the standard Volkswagen Golf.

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Volkswagen Golf R

It’s been a while since Volkswagen last took the new-generation Golf R out for a test session. With spring officially hitting Europe, VW took it for a cruise around the Nürburgring and our spy photographers caught it. Of course, Volkswagen tried to hide it with fake red GTI badges on the front fender, but that didn’t fool us.

The only changes visible in these latest spy shots are those big air intakes and the quad exhaust pipes, but expect the new Golf R to also receive sharper brakes and an updated chassis. Rumors suggest that the new-generation Golf R will also be the most powerful Golf ever. It will be powered by a revised version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the current model, with output taken up to an impressive 300 horsepower. It is also believed that the next Golf R will be about 150 pounds lighter than the current model.

Expect the new generation Volkswagen Golf R to be unveiled sometime in 2013.

Click past the jump to see what vehicles the new GolfR will have to fend off in the future.

Volkswagen’s presence in the Japanese market is pretty strong and it’s probably because of this standing that Volkswagen Japan is releasing a special-edition Golf model that will be exclusive to the Japanese market.

Dubbed the Erste Edition and built to celebrate the German model’s 60-year run in the country - Der Erste means "the first" in German - the Golf Erste Edition models will come in two different trims: Comfortline and the Highline.

Surprisingly, the pair of Erste Edition models come don’t have a whole lot of distinguishable characteristics that separate themselves from standard models. It doesn’t even have any special badges, as far as we can tell.

Having said that, these models are treated as limited run models and well, we’ll treat them as such.

Click past the jump to read more about the Volkswagen Golf Erste Edition models. You never know, you might like them enough to have one imported in these shores.


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