Last updated: April 14, 2014

Project "Ultimate 1983 Rabbit GTI"
Performance ...

 

Index of Project web pages

Project Overview, Goals & Initial design specs
Project car initial condition
Chassis development
Bodywork & Paint
Suspension & Braking System
Engine & Transmission

Electrical & Fuel System
Interior
Performance validation
VW Vortex Thread on this project
Videos
My original 1983 Rabbit GTI (owned 1983-1987)

 

Back in 1983 the VW Rabbit GTI delivered 0-60mph times of 9.7s and 1/4 mile performance of 17.7s @ 77mph. Those numbers seems very slow by today's standards, but they were class leading #s in the day (see all of the magazine reviews posted on my original GTI page).

With only 1700-1800lbs, even just on the 'motor' alone (at 200hp), this 2013 project car should have equal acceleration (until wind resistance starts to hold it back above 80mph) as my 2004 505hp AMG Mercedes Benz did, due to the 4300lbs weight of that car (and most other late model cars). That car did the 1/4 mile in 12.2s at 117mph and delivered a 0-60mph time of 4.2s. When the 100hp dry flow nitrous system is engaged, this little GTI should be one fast and furious car, if the power can be transmitted from the wheels to the road surface ... stay tuned.

 

*** under development ***

 

Index of Project web pages

Project Overview, Goals & Initial design specs
Project car initial condition
Chassis development
Bodywork & Paint
Suspension & Braking System
Engine & Transmission

Electrical & Fuel System
Interior
Performance validation
VW Vortex Thread on this project
Videos
My original 1983 Rabbit GTI (owned 1983-1987)

 

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