The Volkswagen GTI is an enthusiast favorite for a lot of reasons. One of the biggest ones is that at the end of the day, it's a Golf. It's comfortable, practical, and it can haul all your stuff as well as ass. But for some people, the moderate power boost in the GTI over the standard Golf just isn't enough. Some people need a Golf with 736 horsepower.

At least, this tuner does. He built a MKI Golf into this tire-shredding beast using a huge turbo running 50 psi worth of boost attached to a 2.0-liter 16V engine, an ECU tune and a host of other goodies. It is, quite simply, insane.

I can't say I approve of the way its owner is running it on a public highway, but I approve of everything else about it. Sometimes a GTI just doesn't cut it, you know?

Hat tip to German Car Scene!