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News This is Not My Dad’s Volkswagen Alltrack

This is Not My Dad’s Volkswagen Alltrack


  • This Golf wagon is the recipient of an Audi RS 3 powertrain.

  • It launches and makes about 500 horsepower at the wheels.


We kid you not, we’d listened to the 24-second video Innovative Motorsports shared on their Facebook page more than 25 times so far. If you’re familiar with VAG stuff, you’ll immediately have recognized the sound of Audi’s melodious and powerful 5-cylinder engine. The interesting bit is that the symphony is emanating from a Volkswagen Alltrack.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

The full final video is what you see up top and it’s a breakdown of what went into this incredible compact station wagon. Innovative Motorsports, located in Milford, CT, is the shop that put this super-sleeper car together and we simply can’t get enough of it.

Everything that was done to the car is right, e v e r y t h i n g, and it only took about four weeks. From the plaid seat inserts to the RS 3 exhaust tip, this Alltrack, known as RSR #3, is flawless. “How flawless?” How about Ohlins coil-over dampers? An MK6 Golf R steering wheel, a full 3-inch custom exhaust, and Audi RS 3 brakes?

And possibly the best part is that there are no lights on in the cluster. None. No, actually, the best part is the sound of the boosted inline-5-cylinder revving to the stratosphere.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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