A first generation Volkswagen Golf has been turned into The Hulk by DMK Motoring after massaging the entirety of the compact vehicle – which now qualifies as a youngtimer – to handle a total of 815 hp.
And the model can also be called a “sleeper” due to the diesel logo on the front grille or the “GTD” moniker found at the back. But appearances can be deceitful – this is anything but a mere restoration of a regular first generation Golf. BBM Motorsport and DMK Motoring have actually conceived one of the most powerful VW Golf iterations present on the streets, squeezing no less than 815 horsepower (600 kilowatts) when on the dyno. The motivation is provided by a mere 2.0-liter 16V four-cylinder engine which has been fitted to a Garrett GTX42 turbocharger and the massive amount of power is being delivered to the wheels via the all-wheel-drive 4MOTION system (disabled for the dyno test). If anyone sees this monster on the street, it may be fooled by the regular appearance of a Golf I, though connoisseurs will immediately notice the flared wheel arches, unique exhaust, and bigger wheels. But even those may be fooled because other than that it’s just a regular Golf and it gives no exterior hint to the 815 hp lurking underneath the hood.
Seeing the interior would be a dead giveaway though –it has no rear seats, gained a roll cage, the door panels have been trimmed to a bare minimum and the sporty steering wheel bodes well with the modern dashboard featuring several digital screens. By the way, BBM Motorsport also gives pricing details – you need that Golf I and the conversion will set you back about 60 to 80,000 euros – which could lend you easily a BMW M3 instead.