Why the VR6 is dying?

Why the VR6 is dying?

Essentially, the turbocharged inline-four is making the VR6 obsolete by offering similar power with better fuel economy in a smaller, lighter package. The VR6 was developed before turbo technology helped make torquey, powerful four-cylinders with minimal lag and good reliability.

Why did VW stop making the VR6?

The legendary VR6 engine was proclaimed dead after turbocharged 4-cylinders and electrification dominated VWs portfolio. The last VR6 in mass production resides in the engine bay of the Chinese Market VW Atlas. A sad life for VW’s revered VR6 engine that spent most of it’s life in performance cars.

How does a VW Golf GTI VR12 work?

For that matter, the GTI owner mentions in the video that all of the car’s powertrain components can function independently. At one point the GTI drives away with just the front engine running, and there are separate brake controls for doing individual front-and-rear wheel burnouts. How freaking cool is that?

Are there any mechanical problems with the VW VR6?

The engines also have more lag time than competitors and successive versions, including the VR5. Common mechanical problems include cooling system issues and leaking head gaskets. The spark plugs and wires can also wear out quickly. If they’re not replaced in time, this can cause the engine to misfire.

What kind of engine does a VW Golf GTI have?

Look under the hood of this GTI and you’ll see a VR6 engine with a turbo bolted up – not an uncommon sight in the modified VW scene. Look in the back, however, and you’ll see another turbocharged VR6.

How many horsepower does a VW Golf VR12 have?

Look in the back, however, and you’ll see another turbocharged VR6. All combined, the engines are said to produce 1,600 horsepower (1,193 kilowatts), managed by a pair of gearboxes that can be operated separately or linked together.