The stock Volkswagen Golf R Mk7 is one of the best hot hatches in the market. It has 310PS (306hp / 228kW) and 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque from a turbo’d 2.0-liter engine, and all-wheel drive.
Despite being almost as fast as some older supercars, without the thrill factor of course, that wasn’t enough for the owner of the example shown on video below. Instead of a regular tune of the factory four-pot, the owner of the car swapped the 2.0 liter unit with the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder unit of the Audi RS3 Sportback.
We’re not sure if this is the 400PS (395hp / 295kW) and 480Nm (354lb-ft) of torque engine from the facelifted model, which allows Ingolstadt’s hot hatch to reach 100km/h (62mph) in 4.1sec, and a top speed of up to 280km/h (174mph). But that’s not important, as this Volkswagen Golf R had its lump massaged furthermore after the heart transplant, and is now said to push out a thumping 600 horses.
That makes it more powerful than Audi‘s super estate, the RS4 Avant, and probably quicker, too. However, this example didn’t race any vehicles, as its sole contender was the clock, in 1/2-mile runs. The car managed to complete the course in 18 seconds, reaching speeds of 252km/h (157mph).
Before moving on to the video, we have to give credit to the owner of this VW Golf R, who chose to keep the exterior of the car stock, except for the large golden wheel, of course, which makes it a true sleeper.