Watch: 75-Year-Old Brit Rocks 600 HP Golf R

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We all regret the loss of the VR6 in the Golf R, but even the most jaded among us have to admit that the EA888 is a pretty solid engine.

It may not have the emotional or audible appeal of the wookie, but it also is relatively easy to make gobs of power with it. Case in point, this 75-year-old Brit’s sleeper.

From the outside, there’s nearly nothing to hint at its performance. If you didn’t know any better, you’d be certain that it was completely stock even though it’s making nearly twice as much power as it should.

A massive turbocharger is how the power is made but, amazingly, you could even see the car with the hood open and miss it. Shoehorned behind the engine, the owner didn’t want it to look too different from stock. So it doesn’t. Obviously, you can tell that something has happened in the engine bay, but it really wouldn’t be obvious to a casual observer.

Best of all, the owner says he hasn’t had to do much but the bare minimum to get the car up to 600 hp. His last car, a six-cylinder BMW M135i, he says: “I had to change so much. The fuel pump itself wasn’t man enough to feed the engine more fuel, so that had to be changed. A whole series things had to be changed. The thing that is amazing is that very little like that needed to be changed [for the Golf R].”

And the result of all this subtle tuning is a car that “does the business.” Hardly a surprise, considering.

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We all regret the loss of the VR6 in the Golf R, but even the most jaded among us have to admit that the EA888 is a pretty solid engine. It may not have the emotional or audible appeal of the wookie, but it also is relatively easy to make gobs of power with it. […]

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