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Old 10-28-2006, 07:56 AM
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Now here's an old car.

Been around for a long time, but still cool.
But what did it thus arrive at this VW Golf series 1 which travels the buttocks in the air and exhibe its engine in a impudic way ? It quite simply met Franco Sbarro which, to satisfy a Swiss customer, made him undergo some... transformations !

First of all, the most visible modification and most spectacular relates to the back which is raised thanks to a hydraulic system. A few years later, Sbarro took again this system on the Chrono 3.5. With a certain humour, Sbarro declared that this system was " very practical to work on the engine ", and that " moreover, it is always pleasant to show the posterior statement with the other cars which one on the spot leaves when traffic lights become green " ! People who saw this Sbarro-Golf especially retained this characteristic, so much so that I did not find any photograph of the car in low position !

Other modification, less visible (except raised back !), is the replacement of the VW engine by a 330 bhp Porsche 911 turbo flat-6. The car is mid-engined : the flat-6 is in the place of the back bench. In the front, Sbarro installed a reserve of 100 liters, to obtain an ideal distribution of the weight of 50:50.

Outside, in low position, the Sbarro-Golf plays an underhand game. The only visible modifications are the two side air intakes and broader tires. In short, a wolf in a sheep!

First VW transformed by Franco Sbarro, this Golf is an example of one of the facets of the talent of Sbarro : to install a powerfull engine in a small car. The Golf 300 S will be an evolution thereafter, powered by an Porsche 928 V8-engine. But this is another history...

text Philippe Calvet, 2001 (translation by Babelfish,


Sbarro VW Golf Turbo

flat-6 (Porsche 930)


3299 cc - (97x74,4 mm)

injection K-Jetronic

turbocompresseur KKK (0,8 bar)
power (ch tr/mn)

330 bhp 5500 rpm
torque (mkg tr/mn)

44 mkg 4000 rpm


5-speed manual (Porsche)

4 vented discs (Porsche), no ABS

Pirelli P7 195/15 (front) - 225/15 (rear)

1100 kg

100 l
top speed

250 km/h (or +260 km/h)
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)

about 6 s
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:30 PM
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well it does look easier to work on the engine but its just weird, but I like the porsche engine in there.
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wouldn't the height of the car throw off its center of gravity?
looks pretty funky..
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must be pretty sickk and very fun :thumbsup:
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You'll notice the lift struts. The body can be lowered to drive it. They just left it up for that pic.
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thats so sick...
but most importantly fun..
just sitting somewhere going up and down lol attracting a crowd...:thumbsup:
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Talking wow thats pretty siiak , never seen anything like it..NIcccce

vw, are jsut the best
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