Before we start with this one, let us be clear on one thing. Motoroids DOES NOT support or endorse such manner of driving/riding on public roads. That’s regardless of the type of vehicle you own and your skill level. With that out of the way, we can proceed. When you first look at this Volkswagen Golf Mk1 from the ’80s, you will notice that it looks slightly meaner than it was originally meant to appear. It also has bigger alloy wheels which look slightly out of place on this almost 40 year-old hatchback. Get closer and you will notice a roll cage on the inside of this “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Then you will begin to scratch your head and wonder why. Why does a car like this, which at best, made only 110 horses, has a roll cage and looks meaner than it’s allowed to look? Well, your preconceived notions will be blown to smithereens, once you realise this German’s true colours.
As you’ll see, a stock R1 has no hope of winning with this grandpa VW.
This VW has a highly modified, or as we put it, beefed up 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that chucks out a flabbergasting 1042 horsepower and a completely insane 1001 Nm of peak torque! That means this small and unassuming hot-hatch, really is a one-off monstrosity. Left to its own, the Yamaha R1 is a powerful and fast motorcycle. The R1’s inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled 998cc motor, pumps out a meaty 180 horses to the rear 190-section rubber. This means a top speed of over 280 km/h and a nought to 100 km/h time of around 3 seconds. However, the mad Golf can do over 300 km/h and has VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system to distribute all that power and put them assuringly onto the tarmac. And, this turbocharged rocket of the autobahn, comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, no slushbox, here.
Anyway, watch this amazing video and be ready to witness this mini Veyron, annihilating the Yamaha superbike. Let us know what you thought of this beast in the comments section, below. Keep following Motoroids and get your latest fix on more bewildering auto stories.