RaVe Concept With 270-Horse 2.0T
Dec. 5, 2007
Volkswagen's RaVe 270 concept. Click on images for larger views.
Volkswagen's RaVe 270 concept showcases the enormous potential of the automaker's award-winning 2.0T engine.
In current production form, in vehicles such as the GTI and Jetta GLI, this turbocharged four-cylinder generates 200 horsepower. At most, it puts out 230 horses in Europe's 30th-anniversary GTI. In the RaVe 270, however, the 2.0T churns out an impressive 270 horses.
This is VW's most powerful four-cylinder ever.
Modifications were made to the turbocharger, intercooling and engine electronics.
With 4Motion all-wheel drive, the Jetta SportWagen-based RaVe is approaching high-performance territory occupied by Subaru's Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi's Evolution.
From zero to 60 MPH goes by in less than 5.8 seconds, VW says. Top speed is 155 MPH.
One drawback is that the engine requires super-grade fuel.
Other innovations of the RaVe 270 include a 1,400-watt sound system with 13 speakers and subwoofers, sport seats, Biscay Blue paint, an extended hood over xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, quad exhaust pipes, rear diffuser, 19-inch alloy wheels, 18-inch Brembo brakes, lowered suspension, plus numerous exterior styling bits.
The RaVe 270 is on display at the Essen auto show.