Check out this video of a Volkswagen Polo finishing a quarter-mile drag race in under 9.4 seconds at 238 km/h. The impressive car hits 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds, but what's its top speed? Details and video inside.
This video, shot during the 2009 VW Blasen, shows an amazing drag run from a MKI Volkswagen Polo. Outfitted with a 1,032-horsepower turbocharged 1.9-Liter 16V engine from AME Racing, the driver was able to take the car down the strip in sensational fashion. The four-cylinder engine produces up to 701 ft-lb (950 Nm) of torque, and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The car elicited resounding applause, whistles, and cheers as it blew the competition away en route to a 9.398 quarter-mile time at 238 km/h (147.9 mph). 0-100km/h takes just 2.3 seconds, with top speed allegedly near 300 km/h (186.4 mph).
The rival car didn't even have a prayer; it crossed the line in 14.359 at 168 km/h (104 mph). The event took place over the summer at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Schipkau, Germany.