Video: 1100hp Boba VW Golf runs world record quarter mile

Ah, the age-old question. What’s quicker, a Volkswagen Golf or 1300hp Nissan GT-R? The answer seems obvious doesn’t it? Well, what if the Golf was labelled as the quickest Golf in the world?

Boba Motoring VW Golf vs GT-R

Here we see a Volkswagen Golf Mk1, known as 16vampir, which is complete with a custom all-wheel drive system, sequential transmission, and a 2.0-litre engine with a mega turbo running mega boost pressure.

The engine produces around 820kW (1100hp) and 1000Nm. It’s built by Boba Motoring and it can propel the Golf from 0-100km/h in 1.9 seconds, and on to a quarter mile in just 8.29 seconds at 281.8km/h. According to Boba Motoring, this is the new world record for a Golf.

Click play below to take a look. It easily beats the 970kW Nissan GT-R in the other lane (it comes in at about 3:57), which ends up running 9.1 seconds.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.