World's Fastest Hybrid! - The Downshift Episode 31





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Published on Sep 4, 2012

On this episode of The Downshift, Motor Trend's Carlos Lago attempts to set a world landspeed record at Bonneville Speed Week in a modified 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid built to SCTA production class requirements.

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Comments • 392

How can you go that fast with "only" 300 hp?
Does anyone know how to drive a car with the door CLOSED!? Christ.
Chad W
so when it comes out for sale, it comes with this rollcage and bigger turbo etc? if not, then its not fucking production. 
Jon Geddes
Have you never heard of homologation regulations or "production based" automobiles?
That was a dull video.
Ron Milne
Took a test drive with the 2013 Jetta Hybrid on a 80 mile run in city and hwy driving and had a 48.7 mpg average...The car was very comfortable and the ride excellent.If you put your foot in it the turbo has little lag and the engine is strong thru the mi-range.Best of all it doesn't look like other hybrids....
kevin soos
I don't understand how u make only 300hp and go 170+. I know its because it light but there has to be something else. Any answers or opinions?
too much apple promotion like filming :( and the vw TSI engine? mirackle it didn;t pop out and brake 
Steel Wolf
The koienseigg agera r is a hybrid, it runs on two types of fuel and last time I checked it went faster than 200mph
What a silly VW commercial video :(
Mauni Villa
when he talks looks like hes selling the new ipad..... looks like all the apple commercials LOL
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