Ready for drift by the Finnish Maailmanlopun Vehkeet, this apparently standard Volkswagen Golf VII hides a V8 engine under the hood that powers the rear axle “only and only”.
Oh yeah… It’s really a Golf V8 RWD which could be Dr. Frankenstein’s Volkswagen Golf. Because?
Is that underneath its untouched body we find a kind of repository of hardware BMW of the 90s that gives life to this bizarre, but fascinating creature.
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Starting with the M60B40 engine, a 4.0 liter V8 with 286 hp – which remains, for now, stock (standard) in Golf, proving to be a potent qb – that we found in models like the BMW 740i (E32, E38) or 840i.
The V8 “fits” into a new front subframe from a BMW 3 Series E36. The power is sent to the rear axle, which is now supported by a substructure from a Series 5 (E39) – as we said, very Frankenstein.
Given the objective of competing in drift, this Golf V8 RWD was also equipped with a roll cage, as well as a specific suspension at the rear.
It seems that the project is still under development, but at the point it is, it seems to us a lot…
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