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1047hp VW Polo Mk1: 0-100 in 2.3 secs, 0-200 in 6.3 secs, Quarter Mile …

We love hot hatches, they are a lot of fun for not a lot of money, and this VW Polo Mk1 stands as a testimony to that; it has been transformed from just another piece of transportation to the ultimate hot hatch yet to be seen. Created by German tuning firm, Ame Racing, the lightweight hatch (which was in production from 1975-79) has been fitted with a very heavily modified 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine boasting a massive Garrett GT40R turbocharger and a custom water/air intercooler, this combination allows for insane power figures – 1047 and 950Nm (700 lb-ft) of torque to be exact (another video posted after the jump).

In the video, you will see almost perfect launches with very minimal wheelspin, helping out with channeling all that power to the tarmac is a six-speed manual gearbox that is connected to an all-wheel-drive system from an Audi TT.

AME Racing states that the VW Polo dragster goes from 0-100km/h (62mph) in just 2.3 seconds, from 0-200km/h (124mph) in 6.3 seconds and from 0-250km/h (155mph) in only 9.0 seconds while it runs the quarter mile sprint in 9.15 seconds. According to the Germans, the Polo is capable of speeds of around 300km/h or 187mph.

Source: CarScoop

  • L
  • Jan 4, 2010
awesome polo... can tapao many cars...
  • N
  • Jan 4, 2010
But its a drag car. I wonder how it cope with those 3000hp under 7 sec funny cars?
  • Z
  • Jan 4, 2010
Quite a feat. Definitely putting many supercars to shame
  • T
  • Jan 4, 2010
Golf gila b*b*.... two thumbs up...
if i remember correctly GT auto EVO3 drag car has less than 1000hp and clocked 8.9s in Sepang. Maybe this Mk can go further beyond with its weight?
  • O
  • Jan 5, 2010
love to see how this small car get into action...here is another car..duno how many hp but for this car rocks
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