vw rabbit turbo diesel autocross race

first time out racing the diesel rabbit, 2 days after buying it, on one hour of sleep after spending 36hrs straight preparing it for this race. It was a high-adrenaline environment, and I was wearing steel toe boots! Managed to beat an integra, a talon AWD turbo, a lotus elise turbo, a bigblock corvette and a rotary powered mg before getting eliminated. what fun!

25 Responses to vw rabbit turbo diesel autocross race

  1. thegregbradley July 2, 2008 at 3:23 am #


  2. Weldaz1 July 6, 2008 at 6:58 pm #

    Don’t know much about this kind of racing, but it looks like a lot of fun…it’s the diesel engine that gets my attention.

  3. Dvinski August 31, 2008 at 5:40 am #

    its the best part

  4. Dvinski August 31, 2008 at 5:41 am #

    that little beast scoots

  5. tpvalley October 23, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    I think its less than 150bhp, lots of torque aswell.
    Getting 150bhp from a 1.6 petrol engine of this vintage is difficult!
    With a TD u just turn up fuelling and boost along with bigger intercooler so the extra heat doesnt reduce density to such a point that u get higher boost but less air!
    My ford 1.8td has 90bhp standard and 130lb/ft.
    A bit shit.
    The 1.8 none turbo version of mine has 60bhp.
    There is also a non intercooled 70bhp version of mine.

  6. GTDrabbit December 12, 2008 at 6:29 pm #

    Holy hell, whats done to that motor? ive got mine pumped up a little bit.. but nothing like that. bigger pump and injectors?

  7. my1little2pony January 21, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    NO you cant do that the head on the non turbos are not meant to take the extra heat they will crack and all kinds of problems will come from it and the injector pumps are completely different their are more oiling ports in the turbo blocks and the pistons and rods are built to take more heat in the turbos

  8. Dauntless244 January 31, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    That thing is a beast, surprisingly quick in a straight line and it handles and grips really well, great job man, I love it.

  9. 12valvepower1 February 4, 2009 at 3:23 am #


  10. cumminsFrybrid March 4, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    i bet he didnt have to refuel that whole race!

  11. faranume01 March 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    you can actually see in a diesel sure, the accelerating parte by the smoke it produces during accel. love diesels!

  12. faranume01 March 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    … what was it’s time? and what was others time? comparing with gasoline

  13. trombonewesman June 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    I had an 81 rabbit 1.6 diesel. It didnt have much power but it handled better than anything else I have owned!

  14. theweatherman4 July 3, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    I love it!

  15. TheVolksracer August 14, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    haha! I love diesel VWs. Look at it smoke. It’s so cool! I wish my 95 Golf would do that..

  16. abominableaussieman August 22, 2009 at 1:03 am #

    sounds pretty damn good to

  17. mtbrs4life December 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Very nice driving

  18. teamkvs December 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    that thing moves pretty good.

  19. GLINA126 January 7, 2010 at 1:17 am #


  20. GLINA126 January 7, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    damn tight! Very nice driving! 😀 Im taking out my 07 rabbit to a race track very soon xD cant wait 😀

  21. 6tibbar January 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    finished top third of the field. beaten finally by a supercharged miata that went on to win overall.

  22. Norseberserk April 12, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    How does it sound so good? I want a diesel that sounds like that.

  23. Norseberserk April 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    @6tibbar Can you do things like that with a more contemporary golf chassis/engine?

  24. 6tibbar April 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    The exhaust you heard during the first run is actually the G60 scirocco i was competing against. Diesels can sound that good too, but not with a turbocharger.
    Normally aspirated, or supercharged diesel sound amazing. Check my other videos out to hear one.

  25. WJG92 August 11, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    nicceee. im about to get one of those lil rabbits in a few weeks. nice driving

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