VW Jetta hits 338,2 km/h or 210 mph on Lake Bonneville
A tuned-up example of Volkswagen Jetta has recently set a new speed record in its category by accelerating to 338,2 kilometers per hour (210 mph) on the surface of the dried-out Lake Bonneville, USA.
California-based THR Manufacturing fitted the car with an upgraded 2.0L Jetta GLI engine partnered with a 6-speed manual transmission. They also equipped it with a roll cage, a reworked differential, wheel-mounted air cowls, a sports-grade driver’s seat and as many as two (!) brake parachutes. To squeeze the sedan for the most performance possible, they also lowered the suspension significantly.
The new record fits into the BGC/G category (sedans/coupes with turbocharged gasoline engines between 1.5 and 2.0 liters large).
Reporter Sergei Musa