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This VW Jetta is stripped down and seriously fast

The Bonneville Jetta is out to break some speed records.

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Emme Hall

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This 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is ready to tackle the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.

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Instead of the standard 1.4-liter engine, VW has outfitted it with a 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant, tuned to produce 550 horsepower. 

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The company hopes to break the class record of 208.472 miles per hour.

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Y'all, it has parachutes.

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The suspension has been lowered and the wheels and tires are specifically made for optimal traction on the salt flats.

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VW will attempt its record-breaking run at Bonneville Speed Week, August 11-17.

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