Even if you’re not a fan of the so-called “sleeper” segment of the tuning community, you’ll bow to the work done here after reading about this serene Volkswagen Golf Mk II with a AWD and 1, 200 hp at the wheels.
Yep, you read that right – it’s 1,200 hp at the wheels – actually the bomb that has been modified by small tuner house Boba Motoring has delivered well over 1,200 hp and a peak twist of 807 lb-ft (1,094 Nm) while running on E85 during a recent test on the dyno. All that comes courtesy of an inconspicuous 2-liter 16V engine that was equipped with a monster turbo running as high as 63 psi. In charge of sending power is the six-speed sequential gearbox and the model also comes fitted with the very useful all-wheel-drive. This one is also pretty special, because the Haldex-based system is packing a controller to modify the setup on the fly – while the connection to the asphalt is handled by 16-inch wheels clad in Toyo R888 tires with a 225/45 size. By the way, another crucial piece of info – the model tips the scale at just 2,601 lbs (1,180 kg), with the interior still intact.
And with such menacing figures we can imagine the Force is strong with this one, with the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint done in a hypercar competing 2.3 seconds, and just 3 seconds flat are needed for the 62-124 mph (100-200 km/h) run. By the way, its sleeper credentials might also be tipped off by the 3.5-inch exhaust that will charge your ears with the sound of all those 1,200 ponies all the while leaving you in the dark to eat its fumes after completing the quarter mile run in a high-eight second time.
Via Boba Motoring