2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 , 14:10:50 byDan

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Apparently German carmaker Volkswagen obtained a very good result at the Bonneville Salt Flats, actually they have managed to set a new land speed record with the new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. With the help of a specially modified car, the Germans were capable to average 186.31 mph over the course of two runs. The car also managed to break the land speed record of the Southern California Timing Association H/PS. This class is actually for cars with engines of less than 1.5 liters that use force induction. These are both great achievements for the new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, which offers excellent fuel economy, but that is also fun to drive. Under the hood it hides an electric motor and a 1.4-liter turbocharged direct injection 4-cylinder TSI gasoline engine which sends the power to the wheels through a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. The combined output reaches 170 horsepower and 184 lb. ft. of torque.

All modifications are controlled by the SCTA as the new model participates in a production-car class. Now, the suspension was lowered and the engineers have offered special Salt Flat wheels covered in special tires. On the inside, the new Jetta Hybrid features a lot of safety equipment like roll-cage, harness and racing seat. There is also a full-fire suppression system available. The car is capable of developing around 300 horsepower. This project was a real challenge for the whole team as they had to integrate the complex hybrid elements and generate a lot of additional power in a very short period of time with the aim of obtaining the record. The engineers can feel proud of their achievement and can even start working on a new project. The technical excellence really shows their talent and dedication to the job.