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Performance VW Autumn 2020

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If you're in to modified VWs then you need to be into Performance VW, the only publication that delivers hardcore VW junkies a guaranteed Dub hit on a monthly basis. Performance VW has been at the forefront of modified Volkswagens for over a decade now and has been instrumental in shaping the scene into the most innovative of its kind. It really is the only magazine that caters for true Dub enthusiasts. Whether you're after debuts on the world's fastest, finest and most fun VAG metal, or simply want inspiration from the quirkiest daily drivers, then there is only one place to be: PVW Magazine.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
$7.50(Incl. tax)
$57.05(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
badly dubbed

There was a time when tuning your road car to make it go faster and handle better made a lot of sense. Driving enthusiastically seemed to be far more acceptable back in the day, but as time has gone by and the continuous ‘speed kills’ campaigns taken affect, it’s become increasing hard to enjoy your performance VW on public roads. As a result, track days and single-make race series have never been more popular. And when we think of modified VWs that have really made their mark out on track, then very few will come even close to the late Maurice Reeves and his black 1.8T Mk2 Golf (right). Not only was this car allegedly the first 20vT-swapped Mk2 in the UK, it also ran rings around most of the…

12 min.
against the grain

If the internal combustion engine is nearing its End of Days, then it’s going out fighting. In a world where 300+ horsepower hot hatches are the norm – each tractable, warrantied and easily pushed further with a remap – it’s easy to see why people might shy away from the delicate balancing act of making an older performance car tick. But embracing that process, component by component, hasn’t just got Martin Barker’s Mk1 Scirocco to the top of its game – it’s kept it there for 20 years. The regular UK show-goers among you will likely have come across some stage of this car’s ongoing evolution since it first hit the scene back in 2000. It’s the product of an engineer’s investigative mind, home to solutions few would come up with…

1 min.
edge camper conversion

Say hello to Edge Campervans, the new name to the campervan market. They maybe new boys, but they’re certainly not short on experience, what with 20 years of experience in running a bespoke boatbuilding business, creating high-end boats with extraordinary fit-outs and complex built-in systems. Their campervan interiors are bound to be something special then eh? Well, yes and then some! Check out these exclusive shots of their ‘Linear’ conversion, which can be offered as either a conversion for your Transporter, or Edge can source a new, used or pre-registered vehicle for you and do all the hard work. Open the door into the Linear and you can see how it earned its name. Hand-laminated curves in the kitchen units with the fridge integrated behind its own cabinet door, makes the run…

8 min.
what's new

BRING ME THE HORIZON Recently Volkswagen teamed up with influencer TGE, aka Tom Exton, to organise a series of online meet-ups in the video game Forza Horizon 4. Over the course of the first three meet-ups almost 5,000 virtual Volkswagen cars were given away in-game to participants while over 33,000 people watched the livestream. TGE is a Volkswagen fan himself and has owned a Golf GTI Mk 7. His own social media following is made up of many Volkswagen followers. The first meet-up took place on Sunday 17 May and fans joining in were gifted an exclusive in-game ID.R – Volkswagen’s record-breaking electric race car – with over 2,000 given away. These meets were such a success that we’d imagine this is something that will repeated in future, so watch this…

8 min.
maxed power

Unless you’ve been living under a rock that specifically excludes interesting and exciting forms of motorsport, you’ll probably be aware of the British Touring Car Championship. It’s a series that eclipses almost anything else, almost globally, for both viewing figures and drama. Its full of crashes, shoves, broken bumpers and angry men in race suits. Power Maxed Racing are a team that have been at the pointy end of the BTCC grid for a numbers of years. With multiple race wins and fastest laps to their name, the team are no stranger to the world of top flight racing. But what makes them unique is the fact that they engineer everything in-house, themselves. They designed and built their cars 100%, lock stock and barrel. But that didn’t happen overnight. I should know,…

9 min.
static shock

There are two pivotal statements that it’s important to consider when conversation turns to this savagely low-slung Mk7. The first of these is its owner’s assertion that “When you’re static, every millimetre is important.” The second is his claim that “There’s not many speedbumps I can’t get over.” The former is a central tenet of the static movement, while the latter frankly sounds rather improbable, although the truth within is testament to just how much effort Martin Mimnagh has put into building this car properly. It’s not enough to simply chase epic lows for the ’Gram, he has to use this Golf every day. The fact that it sits where it does proves that this is a fella who really knows what he’s doing. All of this makes perfect sense, as…