The new Golf GTI Mk7 is already lovely. But Volkswagen's Design Vision GTI is a concept that will get you more excited. The 71mm wider, 57mm lower and 15mm shorter body concept at Wörthersee exaggerates the original GTI's styling cues. It sports a twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 with 496hp and 560Nm. Acco...
We don't really see smaller displacement cars taunting a supercar these days. But this one Mini model, is unique, and has a lot of balls.
What makes this car fascinating is not the fact that it has a different engine, it has a 170HP 1.0-liter inline-four sourced from a 2003 Yamaha YZF-R1 sports bike fitted in it.
The owner of the car has filmed several videos of the R1-powered Mini including one he shot on Wednesday when he heckled a Lamborghini Gallardo on the highway. He notes on the encounter:
"I think the Gallardo was a bit confused where the 11000 rev was coming from honestly. Shame we were in traffic. Just for kicks it'd be fun to see how the lambo pulls against the Mini's powerband between 7-11,500rpm... In the power band it pulls harder than my 500hp Camaro without a doubt. 170hp with only 1300lbs. It's scary and fun."