Tuning

235bhp 1.8 8v G60 engined Volkswagen Golf Mk2
After a spate of unreliable French hot hatches, Adam Gough did the sensible thing and switched to one of Wolfsburg’s finest. All was going well, in fact, until he discovered DriveToday site and the bug really bit… GOUGH MEDICINE Adam Gough reckons Performance VW, plus a certain Golf we featured previously in our Mk2 Madness edition (back in 2006), has a lot to answer for when it comes to his obsession with the second-gen’ Golf and how his own project spiralled out of control.
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Dazzling 2.5 S14-powered BMW M3 E30
It doesn’t get much better than the E30 M3, and this stunning project has been perfectly enhanced, making it a truly exceptional example of this performance icon. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Patrick Lauder. UTTERLY EPIC 2.5 E30 M3 GREAT WHITEDazzling 2.5 S14-powered E30 M3 Cars truly don’t get much more legendary or iconic than the E30 M3.
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1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra
For much of its existence since 1978, the Ford Falcon XC Cobra has been something of an orphan, a side story in the rich tapestry of collectable Australian muscle cars. But that has changed over the last few years, with the Cobra becoming increasingly appreciated – as well as increasingly appreciating in market value.
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NV Motorsport’s 2022 BMW M3 G80
So with the new Midnight Purple look, the car deserved a set of NV Forged wheels, and we went with our brand new NVF-03C design, finished in the Champagne Brushed Gold. These are 2kg lighter per corner compared to the already ultralight BMW M wheels, and reducing unsprung mass is key to the agility of a heavyweight M car. We have maintained the OEM staggered setup with a slightly wider stance, opting for 19” at the front and 20” rears, maintaining all driveability and better grip.
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Tuned 1996 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet VR6 Mk3
We all think we’re a little bit obsessed with this Germanic pastime we call Veedubbing, however, Christian Wolf has taken this hobby to a whole new level… this is the result! Words: Tony Saggu. Photos: Max Bauer. GOOD FELLA The world’s best Mk3 Cabby VR6 debut after mammoth 17 year build and it’s still not finished To be fair, in hindsight the situation could have been handled a little better...
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1.8-litre 16v engined 1981 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Coupe Mk1
Back in the day the Jetta was deemed the ugly duckling of the VW family but, as this issue of the magazine has proven, that couldn’t be further from the truth these days. Words: Bryan McCarthy. Photos: Rick Di Corpo. 1981 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Coupe Mk1 gets a stunning facelift MAXIME ATTACK It’s a tough ask for someone to predict the future 20 years on, especially when it comes to the modified VW scene. Try to think back double decades - would you have guessed you’d be where you are today?
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210bhp 1984 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe Mk1
Built by a duo of siblings on their driveway, this Jetta Coupe is a car that’s become a uniting force for friends both old and new. Words & photos: Jimbo Wallace. Ages! That’s how long we’ve been in pursuit of Puneet and Ameet Sagoo’s Mk1 Jetta Coupe. It’s been doing the rounds on the UK show scene for a number of years now, but due to the totally laid back and seriously humble attitude of the Brothers Sagoo, this stunning looking two door coupe has proved somewhat elusive.
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Supercharged 430bhp 1999 BMW 740i E38
Everything about the E38 7 Series is just so right and finished in Individual Scarab green with a host of retrofitted OEM extras and a supercharger under the bonnet, this 740i is peak performance luxury. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Mustafa Ahmed (@_mu57afa_).
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1.8T-BAM-engined 1983 Volkswagen Golf Mk1
Mk1 Golf resto gets BAM 1.8T, 17" BBS RS & Recaro LS seats. Whilst it’s not unusual to take inspiration from Europe, Prittin Petal took things one step further and had his entire project built in Poland. Words: Graham Leigh. Photos: Tony Matthews. EUROPEAN UNION 1.8T BAM Mk1 GOLF Forty-four year old Prittin Patel hails from Farnham Common in South Buckinghamshire. Fittingly he works in the orthodontic industry, his car history and collection certainly induces a healthy grin.
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550bhp Volkswagen Golf R Mk6
Massive power, all the style, a dash of stance and more bespoke touches than you can shake a stick at… Matt Thornton’s Mk6 R really does morph show and go smoothly. Words: James Wallace Photos: Tony Matthews. LOW AND NOT SLOW What’s a pirate’s favourite VW? Why, a Golf arggghhh, of course! Despite that substandard intro the Mk6 R seems to have taken on the ginger step child role of the VW R division.
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