Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Northstar in VW Golf. Link Attached. in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Some tuning shop in Canada dropped a northstar v8 into a golf... Pretty crazy... Anyone else know of any other ...
The N* looks like a pretty good fit in the Golf!!! Interesting What a fast car that must be... But the handling must be a bit messed up compared to a regular Golf. I sure look like it needed a lot les fabrication then in Bill's Mr2!!!
what hurt me was having to use the Caddy suspension since the MR2 suspension did not fit due to the placement of the transaxle.
Now from what I understand the Northstar assembly is only 60 or 80 pounds heavier than the VR6 that was in it. So the difference in handling would be not that big a deal. I talked to Cam when I first started my project last winter. He said it rode really nice but was like a rocket when the gas was pushed. It just spins tires all day long.
There is a good writeup on the car in this months Sport Compact Car Magazine
I used a Electromotive TEC3 for the engine and a Powertrain Control Solutions computer for the gearbox. all are programmed with a laptop.
The tranny computer was the easiest. It was plug and play with the supplied harness.