Maybe VW is serious

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    Maybe VW is serious

    VW has always supplied a Golf that they claim is aimed at enthusiasts. They have mostly gotten it right with the main exception being a very important one and that is HP, is that about to change.

    R20 we all have know about. (2.0 300hp)

    R45 is taking it a step farther. (2.5 340hp+)




    http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090416....0hp-on-the-way

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    The last few have been overpriced, suffered from VW's reputation for reliability and, IMO, almost terminally unattractive

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    You could save some money with a Cobalt SS or HHR SS with the 2.0LNF and a $550 Stage 1 kit. But it only puts out 290hp and 325ft lbs of torque and does not have the modern day prestige that the VW has.

    I for one would settle for less and have a s**tload of fun doing it.

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    Re: Maybe VW is serious

    Quote Originally Posted by 87silver View Post
    You could save some money with a Cobalt SS or HHR SS with the 2.0LNF and a $550 Stage 1 kit. But it only puts out 290hp and 325ft lbs of torque and does not have the modern day prestige that the VW has.

    I for one would settle for less and have a s**tload of fun doing it.
    modern day VW prestige it's the People's Car we're talking about here
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    Dr Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Hitler were responsible for the "people's car". I don't think that they had the Golf R20T in mind.


    After being courted by Adolf Hitler to design a small affordable car for the masses, Porsche produced the Volkswagen V3 concept in 1935.

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