The Volkswagen GTI is most certainly the people’s car that started the hot hatch craze and this 1992 Golf is a fine example of why. This Rallye inspired green machine is more than compact brick wearing square headlights and fat arches. This was the first all wheel drive VR6 powered Mk3 Golf conversion that was undertaken back in 1994 by the Vancouver based VW shop named Ron’s Parts. In order to fit the drive train a custom bell housing had to be machined in order for the AWD transmission to fit up to the VR6 engine. They then added the center tunnel from a Corrado and replaced the floor pan and gas tank from a European spec VW Rallye to make room for the driveshaft and rear differential, the key ingredients to the European spec Passat sourced Syncro system.

Classic Tuning: AWD Turbo Volkswagen Golf
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In 1989 Volkswagen pumped out 5,000 units from the plant in Brussels in order to homologate the AWD GTI for international FIA rally competition. The Rallye Golf was powered by a supercharged 1.8 Liter 8 valve motor that made 160 HP thanks to a G60 supercharger, but today this VW makes closer to 450 HP thanks to a Garrett GT35/40 turbocharger bolted to the back of a fully built VR6. Thanks to a set of custom manifolds, a mild set cams and methanol injection to keep everything from going kaboom! The setup comes with a high attention to detail, like the Techline Turbo X coating on all high heat components and modern touches like a fuel rail from an Mk4 Golf filled with three pairs of
Bosch 42lb/hr injectors feeding enough go juice into the six semi-inline combustion chamber to make about 300 HP more than the GTI team ever intended.

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Source: Speed Hunters

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5 comments:

  (273) posted on 06.2.2011

Yeah, actually for a hatchback 300 hp is too excessive. The engine used in here is incredible for boosting such amazing speed. BTW, it uses turbocharged engine, so most probably it would be cheaper.

  (474) posted on 06.1.2011

They have used an AWD for this car does it mean that it’s spacious enough? However, why everyone is complaining on the speed of this car. To tell you guys, for a daily used car 50 hp is just enough. Don’t forget that VW GTI is a hatchback and not as sportscar.

  (596) posted on 05.10.2011

Hah, now you guys have the same opinion. The more they release Volkswagen Golf versions, the more they losses money.

  (619) posted on 09.24.2010

I’d rather have this then the R32, that car is very slow for the money.

  (325) posted on 08.4.2010

I’m right there w/ you. I really like the MkV GTI and the R32 but I agree w/ Carlos on how the R32 is too slow for the price tag. I love the sound of that 3.2 V6 though.

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