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Jörg Rauchmaul (left) and his team present the newly restored twin-engined Golf driven at Pikes Peak in 1987.
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Despite its two engines, the stripped out Golf II weighed only 1,020 kg, with many other components having been sacrificed. Fresh air, for example, is supplied by a simple pipe.
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The ill-fated swivel joint: a crack leading from a hole for the lubrication nipple crippled the Golf shortly before the finish line.
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Pressure charging: each engine is equipped with a large KKK turbocharger, which pushes cooled charge air into the 4-cylinder, 16-valve engines at a pressure of 1.6 bar.
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A larger proportion of magnesium in comparison to the standard wheels reduces not only weight but also durability. The wheel becomes brittle sooner.
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Detailed work with a big impact: the changed intake manifold optimises the flow of fresh air compressed by the turbocharger.
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Ingeniously simple, simply ingenious: if the radiators are approaching their performance limit, two nozzles spray water on the cooling vanes.
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Test circuit: once the engines have been roughly calibrated, the restoration team are unable to resist a short test drive.
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