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Blink and you'll miss the record-breaking Volkswagen Bonneville Jetta

The 600-horsepower VW broke the 200 miles per hour benchmark at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Emme Hall

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This is what 210.16 miles per hour looks like.

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The Bonneville Jetta packs a tuned 2.0-liter that will eventually make its way into the Jetta GLI performance model.

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But don't expect the GLI to throw out 600 horsepower like this special one-off Jetta.

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To help the Jetta reach maximum speed, traction gets a bump with a limited-slip differential.

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The Jetta is fitted with special wheels and tires made specifically for the famous salt flats.

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Two parachutes out back slow the Jetta to more normal speeds.

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Safety gear includes a full roll cage, racing seat and harness, and a fire suppression system.

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Naturally, a speedometer is front and center. And looks like it's a manual transmission as well.

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The car has also been lowered for better aerodynamics.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the record-breaking 2019 Bonneville Jetta.

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This is what 210.16 miles per hour looks like.

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