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Old 10-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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VW Jetta Hybrid sets a land speed record at Bonneville

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sets a land speed record at Bonneville

Over 187 mph with nice moon caps

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is one fast little motor, less then a 1.5L
I bet the wheel caps accounted for around a 10 mph gain, My Beetle needs a set of those..


article quote: This earned the model a Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) H/PS land speed record for "production cars with engines of less than 1.5 liters that use forced induction.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just wondering what mods were done to the engine. I bet they are running 40 PSI of boost or more.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, that is impressively fast. Slippery looking Jetta too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't understand why they call that a production car. I can't just go out and buy that car.
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". . . offering excellent fuel economy while retaining the fun-to-drive nature expected from a Volkswagen."

Yup, I always like to have my fun driving 187 mph.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This article says their EPA combined is going to be about 45 mpg:
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid priced from $24,995*

Just imagine if they'd used a diesel engine. That 2.0L TDI engine already had a highway rating of 42 mpg.

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