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“There goes that insane Arosa again, difficult to believe it’s diesel” - Darkside Developments still chasing that illusive sub 10 second quarter mile

8th July 2014 | BY Adam

Darkside Arosa

This weekend saw GTI International take place at Shakespeare County Raceway just outside of Stratford. The highlight of the three day show is the public access to the drag strip, where drivers can pay-to-play and send their cars up the quarter mile all day long.

Last year, Barnsley based diesel tuners Darkside Developments took their twin turbo MK4 Golf and ran a 13.4, taking the ‘fastest diesel’ trophy. This year however, they took their 409bhp Seat Arosa to play…you know, the one that’s nearly doing sub-ten-second quarter miles?

Hit the jump for the video…

Unfortunately the guys didn’t set a PB, with their fastest run of the day being a 10.24 @ 143.62mph(!), although the strip at SCR isn’t known for it’s excellent traction. With a decent start and the right conditions, we’d bet our left nut that Arosa is a 9 second car…don’t let us down lads!