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Performance VW February 2021

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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

2 min.
badly dubbed

When regular contributor, Alex Grant, offered to write a road test on the new ID.3 for us, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t exactly enamoured at the thought. Not because he’s a bad writer (quite the contrary) or that there are already plenty of other places to read road tests on stock cars. It’s not even that I don’t appreciate how important new models are, let’s just say that the idea didn’t set my world on fire. After tempting me with an interesting spin, I couldn’t have been more wrong in my judgment. Not only has Alex opened my eyes to the car’s potential as being the perfect family hauler, he also delved into the tuning potential of the ID.3 (right) and electric vehicles in general. Whether you like the thought…

10 min.
into the rabbit hole

There’s a theory that lots of Mk1 Golf owners probably live by – it’s a relatively slow car that feels exciting to drive at ‘sensible’ everyday speeds. Yep, a 400hp Golf R is undoubtedly a much faster and more capable car point-to-point, there can be no doubt about that, but talk to the owner of any Mk1 Golf and they’ll romanticise the purity of the experience, the sheer amount of glass and the tenacious, rampant involvement that simply defines fun and urges you to search out the redline whenever the horizon unfolds. And that’s with the 112hp 1781cc 8v motor on-board. Turn up the wick slightly and much like 50-year-old Paul Lovegrove from Berkshire, you might just find yourself falling down the rabbit hole (no pun intended) of chasing race…

1 min.
dub details

ENGINE: 1984cc 9a 16v block, Wossner 83mm 12.3:1 Pistons, ACL race bearings throughout, ARP head and rod bolts; Pauter H beam rods; ITG carbon airbox; Jenvey 45mm DTH throttle bodies; ETA2 Electric throttle actuator; 330cc Bosch injectors; Mk2 Escort header tank, Stant radiator cap; modified 16v cam cover to accept 20vt coilpacks and oil breather takeoff; 034 motorsports cam sensor; Dave Crisell KR head with solid lifters; Custom grind Kent cams; Caddy crank trigger sensor; custom catch tank; twin fan low profile custom radiator; Edwards Motorsport Exhaust system to J Tech spec; OBD Works wiring loom; ECUMasters Black series ECU; Gearbox; Quaife Honda sequential with VW bellhousing adapter; custom driveshafts; SWG Motorsport scuttle tray cover; Mocal oil cooler mounted low down; AN-6 lines throughout in black CHASSIS: Modified passenger side chassis…

1 min.
ecs tuning mk5/mk6 2.0t fsi/tsi intake manifold

The 2.0T found in the Mk5 and Mk6 GTI has a huge power ceiling despite its small displacement, even with simple bolt-on upgrades. An intake, intercooler, K04 (or bigger) turbo, a full exhaust, and software tune are the tried-and-true recipe for significant horsepower gains. Unfortunately, reaching that stage presents new weak points that aren't intended to handle that kind of output. The new ECS Tuning Mk5/Mk6 FSI/TSI Fabricated Aluminium Intake Manifold addresses the existing problems with that platform's manifold design while also solving other issues discovered by the most aspirational tuners. The ECS manifold offers a 53% larger plenum volume, which is impressive by itself, but air volume means nothing if the delivery isn't consistent. That's why the ECS manifold is engineered to reduce intake air variances to each cylinder down…

1 min.
3 at last

Remember Streetec, whose bright yellow Mk8 graced our cover back in August? Well, the German tuner has been at it once again making VW’s latest models both cooler and much, much lower. This is its first take on the ID.3, which we absolutely love. The demo car runs a Bilstein Performance Air ride kit (2184 Euros) with Air Lift 3P management (1394 Euros), plus custom made 22” wheels. The 8x22” (ET44) mdDesign KV1-E wheels are one-offs at moment, but should you fancy something similar then Sven at Streetec told us they would set you back around 8000 Euros! Sven also mentioned that they sell a Bilstein Ultraslow kit, for those that favour static suspension and that retails at 1343 Euros. What’s next for the car? Well, apparently a fully body kit…

1 min.
clubbed to death

Own a Mk6 Golf GTI or R and fancy getting a bit of a Clubsport look? Then Fiberworx could have just the answer. The Somerset-based firm has just developed a Clubsportstyle hatch spoiler for the GTI and R models. The fibreglass spoilers are light, durable and mount by being bonded to your original spoiler. Priced at £350, the spoilers come in a gel coat finish, ready to be colour-coded to you car. Head over to the Fiberworx website now or look them up on Instagram at @fiberworxonline Apparently the first five will be purchased at a special price of £275, so be quick… and tell them we sent you! PRICE: £350 CONTACT: www.fiberworxonline.com…