The Filthy Swine: VW Golf goes up on sale for €70,000
Six years ago, German tuner HGP built a one-off Volkswagen Golf GTI 3.6 Bi-Turbo. Based on a Mk6 Golf, the car was boosted to a bonkers 732 hp (546 kW), could sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds flat and maxed out close to 340 km/h (211 mph). It is currently on sale in Germany, and the asking price is €70,000.
Why the ‘Filthy Swine’ moniker, though? Because this particular Volkswagen Golf GTI 3.6 Bi-Turbo has been driven by such popular Germans as Tim Schrick (racing driver), Sidney Hoffmann (entrepreneur, media person), and Matthias Malmedie (TV anchorman, actor). All three were quite impressed with the sheer acceleration power of the crazy hot hatch, but it was Malmedie who went emotional and nicknamed it ‘Drecksau’, which could be translated as ‘filthy swine’.
The car has since been boosted even further – specifically, to 745 hp (556 kW) and 925 Nm (682 lb-ft) of torque. It has also received two new downpipes, revised cooling and air intake systems, and a tweaked version of the 7-G DCT transmission. It now rides on OZ Racing forged wheels and packs a fire extinguisher hidden under the driver’s seat. Whether it is any less of a pain to drive than before remains undisclosed, though.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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