Paderborn, Germany – Boba Kettler is notorious for building some of the world’s most insane street sleepers, cars that look almost standard from the outside but with power outputs that rival a Formula One car.
Yet most of them are based on the Volkswagen EA827 two-litre, 16 valve turbopetrol four, in early Golf Mk1 and Mk2 body shells.
This is his most poisonous Golf yet, with a gynormous turbo pushing 4.35 bar of boost through a CNC-machined cylinder head by NG Motorsports, to squeeze an incredible 907kW and 1094Nm out of just 1982cc, driving all four wheels through a six-speed dog ring transmission by Don Octane – there’s no way a synchromesh gearbox could handle that kind of power.
It weighs just 1180kg and its performance figures are just as impressive: 0-100km/h in 2.53 seconds, 0-200 in 5.69 and 0-270 in 10.67 seconds – that’s quicker than a Bugatti Chiron, a Koenigsegg One:1 or a Kawasaki H2R, officially the world’s fastest production motorcycle.
It’ll cover 402 metres (that’s a quarter of a mile in oldspeak) from a standing start in 8.67 seconds, with a terminal velocity of 273km/h – and it’s street-legal even by stringent German standards. Respect.