Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 6 months ago 6
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Mk2 Golf Perfection Includes ITBs, A 9000rpm Redline And A Sequential 'Box

With one hell of a spec list hiding under a relatively standard exterior, this car comes close to Mk2 VW Golf perfection

Remind me later

I’m not sure we’d call this Mk2 VW Golf a ‘sleeper’ - just look at that hilariously wide front track, for a kick-off. But the exterior, we reckon, doesn’t quite betray what’s going on underneath.

Under the bonnet, you’ll find a Mk3 Golf GTI engine with an individual throttle body conversion. It revs to 9000rpm, and puts its power to the front wheels via a sequential gearbox.

Mk2 Golf Perfection Includes ITBs, A 9000rpm Redline And A Sequential 'Box - Tuning

Hearing it smashing through gears at that sky-high rev ceiling is, perhaps predictably, a treat for the ears. This might be a good time to dig out a good pair of headphones.