Volkswagen Golf II Revival

May 1, 2018

Category: Rides

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is known as the race to the clouds, and for good reason. Though the race technically covers about 12.4 miles, that distance takes place over a 4,720 ft. rise in elevation, with the finish line 14,115 above sea level. The last time Volkswagen competed in the uphill clamber, a technical failure kept driver Jochi Kleint from finishing. Now, a team of engineers has rebuilt the bi-motor Volkswagen Golf from 1986, to commemorate VW mounting a comeback to the PPIHC.

Driver Romain Dumas won’t be navigating the rigorous, 156 turn Coloradan mountain with the ’86 golf. He’ll be driving the 680 hp I.D.R., an all electric, twin motor supercar. But that didn’t keep Jörg Rauchmaul, Volkswagen’s head mechanic, and a team from resuscitating the Golf II, their last representative at the race. By the numbers, the ’86 Golf II astounded. Two 1.8-liter, four cylinder engines join forces to produce 652 horsepower. The car’s uber-light, 2,248 pound frame floated like a cloud up the steep, near-vertical climb. Then, a malfunction halted its steam just a quarter mile from the finish. The climb will happen June 24, and Volkswagen will attempt to restore its good name, and rise to the top of International racing.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

This All-Natural USDA-Certified CBD Oil Can Treat A Variety Of Ailments

Speeds up recovery, lowers anxiety, and is completely and totally legal.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

X-Raid Upgrades The MINI Countryman With Tech Tested In The Dakar Rally

Rounded out by additional LED headlights, orange accents, and a lightweight roof rack.

Posted By

Oct 27, 2020

Featured Image

The 12 Best Motorcycles You Can Buy Off The Lot

The most highly-anticipated two-wheelers for the new 2021 model year.

Posted By

Oct 27, 2020

Featured Image

North East Custom Turned A Ducati Multistrada Into This Futuristic Supermoto

Given a makeover, this supermoto-sport-tourer finally knows what it wants to be.

Posted By

Oct 27, 2020

Featured Image

McLaren Celebrates Gulf’s Return To F1 With A Limited-Edition Elva Roadster

A colorway directly available to customers through the MSO bespoke service.

Posted By

Oct 27, 2020

Featured Image

The 20 Best Budget Project Cars

Buys that lend themselves to affordable at-home maintenance.

Posted By

Oct 26, 2020