Taking a lightweight Golf Mk1 to the Limit on a Hill and on the "Ring"
Among the machines we captured on Retro Rides Gathering 2018, was this very interesting VW Golf Mk1 owned, built and driven by Chris Priddle that had just arrived from the Nurburgring Nordschleife, while posting a very respectable 8:20 lap (with traffic) on its second try.
Of course that peaked our interest, so here you can see more about it and how Mr. Priddle drives this 1.8L Naturally Aspirated Pocket Rocket that while only producing 155Hp, benefits from its low weight of around 750Kg to become a rather quick and agile thing.
For those interested in watching how it dealt with the "Ring" and how it achieved that chrono, we can also show that:
And for those wondering this name is one you thought you have heard before, well, you may be right as this is not the first time we featured a machine built by Mr Priddle on our Tribe. On Retro Rides Gathering 2017, this was the Weapon of choice:
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