One Very Badass VW Golf Mk1 Makes Yamaha R1 Look Painfully Slow

For anyone not in the know, the Yamaha R1 is one helluva fast sports bike, so it would take a very special car to beat it on the road.

While this first generation VW Golf looks fairly normal sans the bigger wheels, the truth couldn’t be any more different; it has a highly-modified 2.0-liter turbocharged engine pushing out a mind-numbing 1,056PS (1,042hp) and 1,001Nm (738 lb-ft) of peak torque!

And if that’s not enough, it was also fitted with a VW-sourced 4MOTION all-wheel drive system paired to a special six-speed manual gearbox.

It truly is a beast and is no match, even for an 182PS (180hp) Yamaha R1, as you will soon discover for yourself in the following video.

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