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I was coming back from college on tuesday when i pulled up in a dual
carriage way at red lights there was a audi a8 the 6.0 litre in front
of me [:eek:] sounded the part when he let it rip when the lights turned
green and there was this stock looking gti mk2 in that dark green you
get, anyway when the lights hit green the audi shot off i was behind
and gave my car a little gas lol as i was going to pull up in the
petrol station (next set of traffic lights) as i pulled away from the
first lights the gti started pulling aswell just after the audi had
gone, i watched the gti owner and then all i heard was a mahoosive
spool of a turbo and bamm the gti flew past me i heard him change gear
about 3 times and he flew past the audi like it was at standstill [:eek:],
now im just wandering how much bhp would that golf have to out
accelerate the audi as the audi was defo giving it some stick as he
shot off v. quickly but the golf catched it within a few seconds and
over took it. So i know it was a sleeper but how much bhp did it have
lol.

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The A8 W12 6.0 kicks out 450 bhp. I would guess a featherweight mk2 with around 350 to 400 brake should be able to leave the W12 easily.

Mind you, I took a look around a metallic black A8 W12 at a local dealer the other week. Fantastic looking car - mean as hell. And probably one of the most comfortable too.
 

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I think so aswell lol, after the golf past him there was a next set of
traffic lights which were just infront of the petrol station i went to
and there they were again i don't think the audi pressed it this time
as all i heard was the golf revving his car (must of been a few
thousand revs) and when the lights turned green he shot off like a mad
man and then the audi followed 'cruisin' lol

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I think it weighs 2 tons and it only has 450bhp so the MKII would only need about 220bhp to match the power to weight ratio of the A8.  If the MKII had a tuned VR6 conversion (fairly common) this is easily possible, for example.  I read about one once that was turbocharged with 330bhp, running around 500bhp with NOx.
 

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If the Audi had a second or two head start over the Golf it's probably
quite likely that it was no longer accelerating by the time the Golf
overtook it, which would have made the Golf look even faster.
 

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I've been looking at the facts and figures on the A8 6.0 W12. Given the berries off the line it'll crack 0-60 in just over 5 seconds and march the 1/4 mile in about 13 seconds. Pretty impressive for a 2 tonne luxo-barge. So as we said before, it would have to be a pretty well sorted mk2 to simply stroll past as if the A8 wasn't moving.
 

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I've been looking at the facts and figures on
the A8 6.0 W12. Given the berries off the line it'll crack 0-60 in just
over 5 seconds and march the 1/4 mile in about 13 seconds. Pretty
impressive for a 2 tonne luxo-barge. So as we said before, it would
have to be a pretty well sorted mk2 to simply stroll past as
if the A8 wasn't moving.
I didn't mean it like that (mk2 to simply stroll past as if the A8
wasn't moving.) i meant it as the way this mk2 accelerated it was like
the a8 was just standing there it just flew past it whilst in 1st then
in to 2nd and the mk2 had went flying past the a8 whilst the a8 was
still accelerating.

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stock gtis are much quicker than people think, i used to suprise loads of people in my stock 8v, it was a good laugh! then a modded gti with 250BHP+ is going to outrun a lot of things just due to the weight..
 

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what colour was it sat?

there was a red mk2 at ultimate dubs with R32 engine and JBS have also built a white one.
It was that dark green (standard vw colour) After seeing the mk2
its made me think do i really want a mk4 for my next car lol.

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Sat its also likely that the dark green Mk2 Golf
had a S3/TT lump under the bonnet.. Which both lumps can be just
chipped to around 270bhp & that power to weight in a MK2 will
out run most cars.
it sounded suttle but when he planted his foot down all i heard was a
big spool up and off he went, must of been an engine conversion as the
sound it made was awesome and the pace it moved at was very quick.

Sat
 
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