The Opel Kadett is a car revered by many South Africans, thanks chiefly to the mighty Super Boss. However, it's never really been a supercar killer ... until now, that is. Yes, the Kadett you see in the video above apparently boasts an incredible 919 kW.
That power is produced by a turbocharged 2,0-litre, 16-valve, four-cylinder EcoTec engine that's obviously been heavily modified. The build even includes a turbocharger that runs at 3,1 bar and a sturdy F28 gearbox to deliver the considerable power to all four wheels.
Despite having a peak power figure that's not far off that of Bugatti's 8,0-litre W16, the super-Kadett's performance figures are on par with today's 280+ kW hot hatches. In fact, at a recent RACE1000 event in Germany, the Kadett recorded a comparatively leisurely 0-100 km/h time of 4,0 seconds.
Still, it's at higher speeds that it starts to shine, managing to race from 100 km/h to 200 km/h in 3,7 seconds and from 200 km/h to 300 km/h in 6,3 seconds. Indeed, at the half-mile mark, it clocked a speed of 314 km/h.
As you can see by all of the torque steer and loss of stability/traction on launch, this Kadett isn't an easy car to drag race...