Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |  Volkswagen VR6 Turbo - Red Sled
Subscribe to the Free

Volkswagen VR6 Turbo - Red Sled

It's not often we revisit a car but Patrick Cosgrove's infamous Red Sled deserved a second glance.

Brad Beardow
Feb 1, 2006
Photographer: Walter Shin
160_0602et_01z+1998_Volkswagen_Golf_GTI_20+Front_Corner_View Photo 1/4   |   Volkswagen VR6 Turbo - Red Sled

Patrick Cosgrove recently swapped his 2.0 turbo for a VR6 turbo. Soon after the swap he emailed us with an excited note and told us he'd driven the car over 140mph and was thrilled by the experience. We quickly responded suggesting we were impressed that he'd been able to find a tow vehicle capable of such speed. Had he recently purchased a Dodge Ram SRT-10?

To know Pat is to give him crap about his car. He's quite used to it. You see, Patrick doesn't drive his car that much, or that hard. And he's been known to use a trailer to bring it various events - hence our email joke.

The truth is, Patrick takes the ribbing in his stride and is the first to counter that he built this car to please himself and nobody else. People can joke about trailer queens all they want, but as far as Patrick's concerned, he'll always have the last laugh. And the car is his to do with as he wants.

Some of our readers will note this is the second time we've featured Pat's 1998 GTI 2.0, which is something of a rarity for us. However, he's made wholesale changes since et 11/04, so we figured it was worth a revisit.

Hurry and pick up the February 2006 issue of eurotuner Magazine for the complete story, and a lot more photos

By Brad Beardow
11 Articles



It wasn’t the all-too-familiar Initial D series, nor was it the almost natural association with drifting that pulled Lester Donis’s attention to his two-toned 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS. It also wasn’t a feature story or any sort of social media influence that nudged him toward the iconic hatchback. Interestingly enough, his childhood encounter with a
RodrezNov 27, 2020
On Friday, November 27, 2020, a half dozen of our favorite MotorTrend hosts will be subjected to a series of holiday-themed automotive challenges that you, almost certainly, have never seen the like of before. But before all the Holiday Hooptie Challenge starts, let’s get to know one of the lucky contestants from All Girls Garage on the MotorTrend App
Jordon ScottNov 25, 2020
LOOKING BACK AT THE SUPER STREET COROLLA The new 2021 Toyota Corolla is an entry-level car that we’ve had a ton of experience with as we built a 2019 hatchback two years ago. With the help of our friends at Auto Tuned and a rendering by Jon Sibal, we transformed our little XSE into a
Sam DuNov 24, 2020
Putting down the first few sentences of a feature like this 1987 Honda CRX Si is a little tougher than usual. It’s not the familiar story of picking up an old, used Honda, adding wheels and a drop before giving in and going all out on a full-blown build. Furthermore, to be clear, it’s also
RodrezNov 24, 2020
Rodrez: It’s the measuring stick that offers as much speculation and attempts to discredit driver achievement as it does real-world data and raw, obsessively focused attempts to chip away at the clock. The Nurburgring serves as a standard by which most automakers set their sights. It arms internet debate specialists with numbers and comparisons by
Nick YekikianNov 21, 2020
Sponsored Links