Pictures of this 4th generation Golf are well known among the community. But who’s behind this piece of art?
Amazing photos of the vehicle are on many desktops and its creator is called Dahlbäck Racing.
This project is four years old, but VW Golf RSi is still sexy and under arms. So let’s take a closer look at this little devil.
Everything started in 1998 with a naked framework of Volkswagen Golf IV. The framework obtained a new floor and also other parts were changed.
The front and rear part has now a pipe chassis (chrome/molybdenum) and wide fenders from VW Motorsport in Hannover made a place for massive wheels.
The rear axle and shock-absorbers came from Audi RS2 and Sport Quattro. The exhaust system is made from 4,5“ stainless pipe. Its gearbox is from Audi IMSA.
Next weight reductions were made on other parts too, that were changed with new parts made of carbon. For example there is a new dashboard, doors, hood or spoilers. Everything now made of carbon fiber.
Rear seats were removed and front seats replaced by carbon buckets made by Recaro with 6-points safety belts. Also all windows are made of special plastics called Lexan that is lighter than ordinary glass.
1.8 liter engine is gone and now we can feel the power of 2.1 liter R5 aggregate with two huge intercoolers.
So now the engine can produce amazing 600-900 hp (depends on chosen turbo). To make some more space for the engine, guys needed to create an internal pipe chassis.
The larger engine did not leave any space for water or oil coolers in the front of the car so these had to be moved to the back with an air intake in the roof. The car is equipped with Alcon brakes with 375 mm front rotors and 355 mm rear rotors. Thanks to the wider kit-car flares, it is possible to use 10x19" rims with Bridgestone 265/30-19 or 12x20" rims with Bridgestone 285/30-20. The overall weight of the car is about 1440 kg.
So with this inventory, the VW RSI can reach about 380km/h and 0-100km/h takes only 2,7 seconds. So who want to play a paper-chase with this bullet? But Dahlbäck wants to surprise us with another project. Details are not known. But it should be an extreme Audi. More information will be on this site when they appear.
Wallpaper of VW Golf RSi Tuning: