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R32-swapped 1991 Volkswagen Golf CL Mk2

No matter which generation it was produced in, everybody loves a bright red Golf GTI and Taison Shelter’s R32-swapped Mk2 example is a true knockout machine!

2.8-litre 12v VR6 engined 1986 Volkswagen Golf Mk2

When we first clapped eyes on Nick Ponterio’s incredible Mk2, we had no idea it was the same car that graced these pages almost a decade before, albeit in a very different guise.

2.8-litre 24v VR6 engined 1986 Volkswagen Golf GLI Mk2

There’s just something so right and timeless about a Rallye-fronted, Audi-handled, big bumper Mk2 and Gaets Orr’s 24v V6 example is one of our favourites. Here’s why…

Kamei-kitted Typ19 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 - period perfect 80s icon with a 2.8 VR6 twist

There are many different types of hero in this world; ones that leap off tall buildings in a single bound, those who fight off evil empires, and then ones that fight off ghosts and drive VWs in their spare time… like John Vanek.

550bhp Volkswagen Golf R32T Mk2 All-wheel-drive Polish Mk2 monster!

With over 500bhp and all-wheel drive, it’s no wonder Ernest Staciwa’s Mk2 sleeper boasts supercar acceleration times, even if he doesn’t like to shout about it…

ABF-engined Voomeran wide arches Volkswagen Golf Mk2

We don’t feature many cars from Italy for some reason, but when we do. Well, just look at it…

352bhp 2.8 VR6 AAA GT32-turbo engined Volkswagen Golf Mk2

One of the most featured cars to appear in the pages of PVW, Vic Sharma certainly knows how to reinvent when it comes to his VR Turbo.

Period Perfect 2.8 VR6 1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Mk2

When Angel Fuentes took custody of this ’1989 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Mk2 the rare Helios Edition must have thought all its Christmas’s had come at once. Here, Ted Dorset discovers exactly why…

2.8-litre VR6 conversion with GT3582 turbo 530hp Volkswagen Golf Mk2

Some people go to college to learn about automotive engineering, but David Olsson went down a slightly different route…

300bhp 1.8 BAM Volkswagen Golf Mk2

Most sensible folk are hanging up their modded car gloves as they hit their mid-forties. Jay McToldridge, on the other hand, appears to be growing old disgracefully in this 300bhp granddad-spec more-door Mk2. It's proper naughty, like.

Tuned 2.1-litre Volkswagen Golf Mk2

A car that’s been on the scene almost as long as we have. Back in 2003 Grant Fearby’s Mk2 was very brown, very wide and very cool. Little has changed, or has it?

Tesla Model S powered 270bhp electric Volkswagen Golf Mk2

This is the first Tesla-swapped Mk2 to grace these pages, but at £60k the conversion isn’t cheap. We sent Jon Cass to go sample the car and find out if this is genuinely the future of modified VWs.

1200bhp 2.8-litre VR6 engined Volkswagen Golf Mk2

A project designed by Kyza and realised by JP Performance — we knew there’d be a buzz. Throw in some custom Rotiform rolling stock and an unveiling at Players Classic and the hype was off the scale. This Radical Mk2 is surely the collab drop of the season

2.8-litre VR6 engined Volkswagen Jetta Mk2

When it comes to stateside Dubbers, they don’t come any more OG than Ted Dorset. His blown VR Jetta is pretty damn legendary on the scene, too…

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