VW Jetta TDI Cup - ESPN SportsCenter
Eight-minute segment broadcasted on May 23, 2008 on ESPN's SportsCenter.
For more information and updates on the clean-diesel series and my progress
(#29 John Shim), visit: http://www.rightfootdown.com
Edited by: David Y.
A few recent images of some of our road and race car conversions in action.
Volkswagen Racing UK runs the Volkswagen Racing Cup race championship,
plus offers race cars for sale or hire, and provides a wide range of
performance and motorsport upgraded parts for your Volkswagen. Enjoy!
Visit www.volkswagenracing.co.uk for more info.
Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM:
We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.
2009 Jetta TDI first dyno
Tuned by MALONE TUNING LTD http://www.malonetuning.com
Stock results on Dyno:
133hp and 225ft-lb torque (VW advertises 140HP).
After MALONE TUNING LTD remap ("chip tuning") on Dyno: 168hp and 315ft-lb torque
(without line smoothing) 163hp and 295ft-lb (with line smoothing).
This is one of the most conservative Dyno machines around, with
real-world no-nonsense horsepower + torque numbers.
The car drives as smooth as glass on the street.