2015 Volkswagen Golf Review - Kelley Blue Book
The VW Golf is a bit counterculture. It's a hatch when most cars are
sedans, and its German roots go against the grain, since most vehicles in
the segment are either Asian or domestic. KBB's Zach Vlasuk finds out if
the 7th generation Golf has what it takes to become a household name in the
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2015 VW Golf GTI Test Drive & Review
The All New 2015 VW Golf GTI is finally here and Steve takes us on an
in-depth tour of this 7th Generation “Boxelicious” Hatchback.
There’s more to enjoy inside, outside and under the hood with this
updated and refined classic Volkswagen.
Golf IV RSI 1200BHP Dahlback at Butonwillow Raceway.flv
Hans Dahlback with his Golf RSI at race track in Buttonwillow!!!
GOLF RSI SPECIFICATION:
From interview with HANS DAHLBACK dahlbackracing owner:
Yes, the infamous Golf may be able to put out 1,200 horsepower. Possibly. The
story that comes from Hans Dahlback, the owner of Dahlback Racing and the
mastermind behind these insane cars, is that the car, when running on a Dyno that bolts to the
hubs, produced well over 850 hp to the wheels at around 8,000 rpm before
the Dyno started
reading errors--and the car revs to upward of 11,000 rpm. Using a 15
percent drivetrain-loss calculation, at 8,000 rpm the car was over 1,000
flywheel horsepower. I'm making an
educated guess that the car produced another few ponies in the 3,000 rpm
Considering Dahlback claims the motor pulls strong until just under 11,000
rpm--with the power increasing dramatically in the last couple thousand
rpm--it's reasonable to assume, considering the extent the motor's power
curve was climbing at the point the Dyno stopped reading, that the
car would have likely gained another 100 or 200 horses in the remaining
available revs. You also have to keep in mind that Dahlback massively
underpromises any horsepower claim. I was told
by various people at Dahlback's shop that the Golf was producing
significantly more than 850 wheel horsepower on the Dyno, but Dahlback would only
confirm 850-plus hp, and thus that is what I worked my calculations from.
And yes, the car shoots flames out the side exit Exhaust during deceleration.
It was snowing most of the time I was in Sweden, so I didn't get to go for
a ride in the monster Golf, but I did watch quite a bit of track footage of
the car running in Stockholm--from what I saw, the car most definitely
produces 1,200 hp. What I did get to do, however, was rip the nose piece
off the Golf, put the car on a lift, and investigate why this VW is so
Dahlbackracing golf RSI mkIV,quattro(torsen differential) with (Big single
"KKK" turbo) 2.1 20v inline 5 audi
engine from s1 quattro sport...
compression ratio 8.8:1
Estimated max power is 1200bhp+ at 11000rpm(rototest fail at 850bhp at
engine produce pounce of power in range between 8000rpm to 11000rpm!!!
below 8000 rpm engine fall to turbo lag!
The overall weight of the car is about 1440 kg.
NOTE: This test was made with only 2.3 bar Boost.Max power is 3.2bar!!!
for customers dahlbackracing sell golf rsi with 600-900bhp depending on the
choice of turbo and setup!
customers version is developing max power in range between
more info at www.dahlbackracing.com
Vw Golf 4x4 EIP Tuning - Magaiver®
This video was taken in August 2004 of our project EIP TUNING Stage 4 R32
turbo street race car. This video took
place hours after the project was completed (2) weeks (full turbo system fabrication and stand alone engine
management install). The vehicle serves as a test bed for horsepower output and drive