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Every winner gets toasted.

Same place, opposite direction.
https://www.slkworld.com/driving-stor...ml#post3825841

3 lanes.
Lane 1 goes left only.
Lane 3 goes right only.
Lane 2 can go straight on, or right.

Golf roasts thru lane 1 to go straight on.
Under cutting a Golf VR8 in front of myself and me.
Two horns sound!
VR8 never really had a good shot at a take on the very long straight.
He just kept catching oncoming traffic at the wrong time.

55'd the VR8 and the Golf.
Instead of passing a couple of more cars I decided to pull in and settle.
Left a good gap to car in front and Golf backed off.
Thought I'd let my gap open and lifted, to give VR8 a shot.

Golf lifted, 55 lifted but VR8 never came.
Until I was just turning off!
Shifted well for an 02.

Golf suitably rewarded and served toasted.
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Nope.

Keep toying with the idea.

Then remember why I don't, ahem.

DCs work both ways, for and against you.
Some local Police forces use them in evidence with great frequency.

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Mine pops off in .00005 seconds
Sadly, so does my memory.
I'd forget that I have it on!

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Ah the mythical VR8!
Sure it wasn't a VR6 Myk?
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That's what I expected but had VR8 (I was pulled up behind it) marked.

Notice on a Golf forum that some saw a VR8.
Replies suggest it is a 6 or a smuggled W8.

Get where you're coming from though Col.
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From a Golf knowledgeable chap.

To help clear all the air. VW does not make a VR8. The W8 is really two VR4's aligned in a V to create a V-8 that is shorter than most and makes a compact engine. The W8 would be a very tight fit in the engine bay of a GTI, if it were even possible and I doubt a VR8 would fit either since it would be too long. There is no such thing as a GTI haven't too much power and therefore not being called a GTI. That is just crazy, GTI's are the most powerful version of the Golf available in the US and that's why they are called what they are. The reason the Golf R32 is not called a GTI is because in Europe where this car is from the standard Golf is available with a VR6 and 4-Motion. The Golf R32 is just the Golf V6 with a larger and more powerful V6, specifically a 3.2 Liter 241 HP VR6. It is not a souped-up GTI, it is a souped-up Golf so that's what it is called. This car is not as groundbreaking in Europe as it appears to be here. They have had the 4-door, VR6, 4-Motion Golf for a few years now.

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To help clear all the air. VW does not make a VR8. The W8 is really two VR4's aligned in a V to create a V-8 that is shorter than most and makes a compact engine. The W8 would be a very tight fit in the engine bay of a GTI, if it were even possible and I doubt a VR8 would fit either since it would be too long. There is no such thing as a GTI haven't too much power and therefore not being called a GTI. That is just crazy, GTI's are the most powerful version of the Golf available in the US and that's why they are called what they are. The reason the Golf R32 is not called a GTI is because in Europe where this car is from the standard Golf is available with a VR6 and 4-Motion. The Golf R32 is just the Golf V6 with a larger and more powerful V6, specifically a 3.2 Liter 241 HP VR6. It is not a souped-up GTI, it is a souped-up Golf so that's what it is called. This car is not as groundbreaking in Europe as it appears to be here. They have had the 4-door, VR6, 4-Motion Golf for a few years now.
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I've had 2 x R32s, and one of them was what I put in part-ex for the '55.

I used to think the R32 was a quick car... until the day I took the '55 for a test drive.
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