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The GTI just wasn’t enough, was it? When the Golf 3 was launched in 1991, VW literally had a big surprise in store: a 2.8 litre six-cylinder engine that the engineers had managed to squeeze in under the bonnet. The resulting Über-Golf left the GTI in the shadow and became one of the hottest hatches of the 1990s.
On the technical side, the Golf’s engine bay was meant to accommodate a traditional transverse four-cylinder engine. Neither an inline six (too long) nor a V6 (too wide) would fit, so the engineers opted for a mix of the two instead: the compact VR6. This type of engine has one cylinder block containing two cylinder banks with one cylinder head covering both cylinder banks. Got it?
The 2.8 VR6 engine developed 174 hp, enough to propel the Golf from zero to 100 km/h in 7,8 seconds accompanied by a sensational soundtrack. Which brings me to the emotional side of this story:
The Golf VR6 is very high up on my “cars-that-I’ve-owned-and-would-like-to-own-again” list. Mine was a fiery red 1996 Golf VR6 syncro with a 2.9 litre 190 hp engine and four-wheel-drive. Many years have passed, but I’m still able to play the sound of that thing in my dreams...
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