Saturday, May 28, 2022
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.

Trending Now

From the North Pole to the South Pole with the Nissan Ariya

One of the public's fears about electric vehicles is the anxiety related to the possible range between recharges. However, the network of charging stations...

The Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge Win AJAC’s 2022 Canadian Green Car of the Year Awards

Both are their respective automakers’ first full EV offerings. Incidentally, both the Volvo and the Polestar share structural and mechanical components. The Automobile Journalists...

False Advertising will Cost Ford $19.2 Million

Ford overstated the fuel economy of the C-Max hybrid and the Payload of the Super Duty trucks The affected vehicles were sold between...

General Motors Could Add a Second Charging Port to Some of its EVs

Patent images show a pickup with two charging ports next to one another Since GM separated its 800 Volt battery into two 400...

Goodyear is Working on Airless Tires that Could Arrive First on Autonomous Vehicles

These tires will be immune to punctures, since they feature an open design Goodyear says these tires will be able to support more...
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

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.