That just looks way too easy. lol
He's stage 4 on Carbonio intake, makes you question if you really need the VWR intake.
APR Australia's Street Legal Golf R just made several 10 second quarter mile passes at Willowbrank Raceway, an Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd certified track.
This vehicle is street legal in Australia and spends most of its time either daily driving or dominating on the circuit as seen in Motor Magazine. This is not a purpose built drag car.
The vehicle is equipped with the following power modifications:
APR Stage 4 Turbocharger System with GTX Turbocharger
APR ECU Upgrade
APR Built Motor
APR High Flow Head
APR High Pressure Fuel Pump
APR Intercooler System
APR RSC Turboback Exhaust System
APR Low Pressure Fuel Pump System
APR Carbonio Intake System
STOCK GOLF R INJECTORS
It's running on 18" VWR Wheels and MT Drag Radials and Sunoco GT+ 104 unleaded fuel.
The vehicle is at full weight minus the rear seat.
Do we have a new world record on our hands?
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10.8 is fast and the car def gets props for that but talk about BOOORRRIIINNGGGG. Push the brake and gas, let go of the brake and sit in the seat for 10.8 seconds. Yay what fun No skill involved, no action, no excitement, no enjoyment or feeling accomplishment that you can drive your car well and no difficulty at all. DSG is and will always be automatic.
Last edited by velocity196; 10-04-2012 at 01:27 PM.
2012 VW Golf R Rising Blue 2-DR | APR Carbonio Intake | APR Stage 1 ECU | Clear Sidemarkers | R Mats | Blind Spot Mirrors | H&R Sport Springs | 19x8 TSW Nurburgring Wheels | 235/35/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports |
2012 Volvo S60 T-6 Electric Silver/Anthracite. Stock.
'13 CW Golf R 4dr w/ APR Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Forge Twintake, Scorpion Catless DP, Neuspeed Sport Springs, 20% tint all around, ECS 8mm spacers in front, and 15mm spacers in back.
Well, all I can say to that is the following:
By all means row your own gears, DSG drivers will be waiting for you at the finish line.
Even a WOT box is only as good as the driver, and a miss shift is no fun, especially when using a WOT box.
Driving a boosted car with DSG is something everyone needs to experience. That rush you get off the line when launched hard? Imagine that feeling all the way down the track in a high horsepower boosted car.
When people make these comments I can't help but feel these are purely emotional responses with zero experience behind them. Anyone who has driven with me has a new found respect for DSG.
I'm not hating by the way, I was there with you early on, but I changed my tune quickly after riding in one.
but rather take the easy way down the track.
I agree, it is nice to finish faster in the end, but I will pass. It's not all about the strip, it's the 99%of the time not being on one that is fun.
The only car I'd ever own with a dual-clutch is a GT-R. And yes, I have driven one - many times. It's still mostly boring. Insanely fast, but nowhere near as much fun as my Golf R.
2012 Golf R . Rising Blue
And it may not be all about the strip to you and others, but for those people who go there trying to improve on their times, it is ALL about the strip.
If they could shave 2 or 3 tenths off their times consistently, do you honestly think they wouldn't use it?
This DSG vs manual debate is ridiculous. All it does is divide the enthusiast base for no apparent reason.
Props to the owner of this car, and to APR Austrailia. They get my respect no matter what transmission is used.
In the context of this thread, you are right. DSG is the best choice if all you care about is getting the fastest time possible.
Consider this though, lets say you get a personal best using a DSG and the person next to you got his personal best using a manual, who do you think is happier?