Here’s what happens when you pull the electronic handbrake lever while driving

I’m sure you’ve thought about it before; I’m also sure that you’ve stared at the switch, wondering what would happen if you pulled it while the car was on the move.

Since the introduction of electronic handbrakes, this has been one of the most asked questions and quite frankly it’s been demonstrated many times before but in case you’ve missed it, here’s your answer.

The car used in this experiment was none other than the Volkswagen Golf R where Volkswagen has delivered over 200,000 units of since 2002; a car that Adrian also got to review a few months back.

Now priced at RM304,390 (after SST), the Golf R will take just 5.1 seconds to a 100 km/h from standstill, before it hits an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.


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