This, people, is the very fuel that ignites that Great American Passion of Intuition, Ingenuity and Back-Yard Engineering supremacy, that same thinking that says "that'll never work? Hah! I can make that work! lemme show you how, son". That great spirit that drove pioneers to build flying machines, trans-oceanic ships, space shuttles, race cars, positively freaky carnival rides, AND the internet. That essence of "if it don't fit, try harder dammit!" and the "never-say-never" attitude of a true champion.
Oh, firetruck! I've got that all backasswards now!
For What It's Worth: a stock N/A VR6 may be a turd if you're not concerned about having torque at a lowly 2000 rpm. Add a medium-sized snail, some injectors and software, and run 10-12psi on a bone-stock motor. Or, add a head spacer and up the boost into the 20's. 400whp on a stock bottom end. Proven capability but oh no, it's got a VW badge on it, so therefore it's no good. If you're doing a complete drivetrain swap... why keep the motor stock? Makes no sense your argument does.