VW Corrado with a 1.4 L Inline-Four

VW Corrado with a 1.4 L Inline-Four

Gerald Strasser drives his Volkswagen Corrado in hill climb racing. The 740 kg (1631 lb) car is powered by a 1.4 L inline-four with a Suzuki Hayabusa head controlled by a MBE 9A9 ECU. The engine reaches 11,000 rpm and makes 220 horsepower and 114 lb-ft (155 Nm) of torque. Beside the engine sits a … Read more

Tanner Foust Makes Smoke With his LS7 Powered Passat

Tanner Foust's VW Passat with a LS7 V8

Tanner Foust stopped by the Donut Garage to show off his Volkswagen Passat. The car was built by Papadakis Racing and features a LS7 V8. The team increased the engine’s displacement to 7.3 L (450 ci) and installed a custom 8-into-1 equal length headers. The engine makes 700 horsepower naturally aspirated and another 200 horsepower … Read more

1998 VW GTI with a Turbo Inline-Five

1998 VW Golf GTI with a Turbo Inline-Five

This 1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI was built by Caste Systems Performance in Norwood, New Jersey. The factory VR6 was replaced with a 2.5 L 07K inline-five built with Integrated Engineering rods, custom JE pistons, and custom camshafts. The Precision 7275 turbocharger provides 40+ psi of boost. The combo is good for a 8.52 sec quarter-mile … Read more

VW Golf Mk2 with a 600 hp Turbo Inline-Four

VW Golf Mk2 with a 2.0 L TFSI Inline-Four

This Volkswagen Golf race car was built for Karl Schagerl to compete in European hill climb competitions. Powering the Golf is a 2.0 TFSI inline-four built by Ramler Motorsport in Grafendorf, Austria. The company improved the Mk5 Golf based engine with forged internals, dry sump system, custom exhaust manifold and the direction injection replaced with … Read more

The Racing Monster Called Bugzilla

Bugzilla 1970 VW Bug with a supercharged Ecotec inline-four

The Volkswagen Beetle’s design, weight, and abundant numbers makes it a popular choice for racing. Sean Mckillop agreed when he purchased a 1970 Bug five years ago and transformed it into the autocross monster called Bugzilla. Sean’s goal from the beginning was a street-legal race car with a mid-engine layout. This meant the factory chassis … Read more