I like what your sayingI have to say, I've never been a massive fan of drag racing. Chasing fractions if a second with tens of thousands of pounds in a car that's built for that only purpose.
Now a car that can do an 8 second quarter, go round corners and I can play my tunes in would be a different story!! Lol
It's a 16V, but any engine is only as powerful as the amount of dollar thrown at it. There are 1000+hp R32/R36/12V turbos out there tooFor all the R32/36 engine is, its certainly not as capable as that 1.8t lump especially on the strip.
Goes back to a thread I added to a while back about VAG's best ever engine - that 1.8t lump has got to be one of the most capable engines for the capacity around.