With the weekend upon us, to calm down from all the hard work from the week past, I turned to good old facebook, as you do, to see what was interesting out there and maybe share with the rest of enthusiasts on our Club GTI FB group page. Quite a few 10000 rpm 1.6 16v MK1 hillclimb videos after and I stumble on this. This car seems to be owned by a chap called Franz, who also drove a Mk1 1.6 16v hillclimb screamer in the E1-1600 hillclimb class. For 2017 this car takes part in the E1-2000 hillclimb class. So what is in it? It is an 1170cc turbocharged engine capable of 376bhp @ a banshee 11000rpm 1170cc I hear you say! Thanks to an EU 1.7 multiplier for boosted hillclimb engines, this engine sits well within the class at 1989cc going by the published displacement. Pictures of the engine within this car reveal its EA827 origins and I suspect quite a lot of bespoke engineering work to determine undisclosed dimensions such as the bore and stroke. Turbo supplier is Garret. Exact spec is undisclosed. 16 valve cylinder head looks to be from a Hayabusa 1.3 motorcycle engine given some of the casting bulges, cam sensor aperture and the throttles. Based on the rocker used it seems likely the head is based on early 99-07 design. VAG amplified coilpacks supply the spark It has been observed the cylinder head has been driven on the opposite end which means bespoke camshaft drive was created to be drive by the bespoke belt drive arrangement. With a Sadev gearbox to stir the engine torque and AWD many modified NASP 2.0 cars should be afraid. Be VERY afraid. If anyone has more infomation please feel free to share. Hats off to the bloke who created this monster and demonstrated his significant engineering skills and knowledge Thanks to RobT for his assistance in this thread. Ed.