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Published on Mar 11, 2019
This. Car. is. Great. Crack all jokes, but this car will haunt your canyon dreams. It takes every bias about convertibles, FWD, suspension setup, and "chick cars", and flips them on their head. It's angry and loud, and you won't believe the skid-pad number. MOD LIST BELOW
When you think of a performance car, you do not think of the VW Cabriolet (AKA the Golf Cabriolet in Europe, or the Rabbit Convertible in the US, until 1985). You don't. It's like someone asking what your favorite tropical vacation was and you say, "Minnesota". In stock form, this 2,150lb 1988 Cabby poured 90 gentle horsepower through a close ratio 5-speed transmission. It was golf for sun-lovers. But this car, owned by auto journalist, Jason Cammisa, is far from slow. With a bunch of Scirocco parts, it's been transformed into something amazing.
**Sorry about the sound. New wired LAVs being used in all future vids!**
For those interested, this is a 1988 #Volkswagen#Cabriolet in Flash Silver. 2.0-liter (9A) block, shaved 1.8-liter 16V head (PL) with Euro intake and cams (KR). Full Scirocco 16V driveline swap (10.1" / 9.4" discs and 18.5:1, 3.3-turn rack). @konishocks all around. @TSWAlloyWheels Hockenheim 15x7s. Mk2 GTI 16V seats. Much other stuff. Weighs 2399 lb (full tank of gas, subwoofer, etc). 0-60 in about 6.7, will do about 122 flat-out according to the math