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Performance VW April 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
$7.59(Incl. tax)
$57.81(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
badly dubbed

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE AD VERTISING Sarah ‘Churchy’ Halls sarah.halls@talkmediasales.co.uk I’ve built and owned some quite nice cars over the years, but sadly I’ve never owned a garage of my own to house any of them in. Now, I’m not blaming my parents, but I genuinely feel I would be a far more competent weekend mechanic these days had we owned a family home back in the day with a garage where we (my dad and I) could have tinkered around with our cars. I’ve often joked that these days, the reason I’ve never bought a house with a garage attached is because I would then be tempted to start messing around with my cars and trying to learn how to ‘wrench’ on them. At 45, sadly, I feel that ship has sailed… Was I…

9 min
da flava

Building a half decent custom car is not easy, in fact it’s downright difficult. We’re not even talking about a prime example here, no earth shattering mega build that's going to blowup the Internet or have car show crowds wide eyed and speechless… just your regular mildly modded daily driver with a spot of weekend wrenching and a little spare revenue thrown at it is what we’re about. One false move and you’re busted; wrong rims, less than righteous ride height, bogus bolt-ons… you know when you’ve got it wrong and the pain is real. At that point it’s all over and no amount of dodgy decals, tasteless tat or even those eBay rain gutter window visor monstrosities are going to save you…you’re done. Its normally right around then that…

1 min
ultralow bilstein inside

Tuning house, Streetec, over in Germany - responsible for the bright yellow Mk8 Golf on August 2020’s cover - has just announced a new suspension range; ultraLOW | Bilstein Inside coilovers, designed for maximum lowering of your vehicle. The kits are based around Bilstein shock absorbers, specifically designed to run super low without compromise. They also feature a two-piece spring system, with preload and a main spring, which comes directly from the race track and guarantees a sufficient spring preload for maximum driving safety at all times. The new range is designed and manufactured in Germany and is apparently available for all VW Golfs, from Mk5 to Mk8, plus all later Audi, SEAT and Skodas, the new VW ID.3 and the T5/T6 Transporter. The Golf kit is available for use with…

9 min
what's new

AIR AND BREATH Big news on the air ride scene, Air Lift recently acquired air tank manufacturer Flo Airride Mfg, which was founded in just 2016 and has a reputation for excellence within the lowered truck market. Air Lift Company will also welcome former Flo Airride-owner Mike Alexander to the Air Lift Performance team as the Air Lift Performance Brand Manager. Alexander has worked for almost two decades within the automotive aftermarket, so this should be a match made in heaven. We look forward to seeing what Air Lift does with the acquisition. It is currently transitioning the production of Flo Airride tanks to their Lansing, Michigan facility. CONTACT: www.airliftperformance.com WHEELS AND THINGS Leighton Vans is proud to unveil its allnew ‘LV-2’ alloy wheel design – created specifically for VW Transporters and other large…

11 min
fortunate son

Tommy Connolly knows a thing or two about luck, and it’s not always the good kind. Six years in the making, his aired out, widebody Mk7 results as much from knowing the right people at the right time as it does his willingness to try new ideas. But it’s a process that’s been steered just as heavily by the moments he’d rather forget, and that includes the one that kickstarted the entire build. Until a few months before he bought it, he’d probably have imagined his route to a feature car panning out very differently. “Before this, I had a Mk5 Rabbit with the 2.5-litre engine,” he recalls. “I’d owned it from new, and I loved it. But in fall 2014 there was some heavy construction work in the area and,…

8 min
hidden treser

What do you get if you cross a Mk2 Golf with a Pontiac Trans-Am? Well, not this, but the front end is certainly a talking point isn’t it? That distinctive central spar in the grille may have a whiff of late-1970s Detroit, but this super-rare and period-modified GTI has way too much depth and texture to its story to dismiss it as a mere pastiche. You see, the roots of this incredibly obscure creation go extremely deep. Treser is a name we should all be more familiar with, as the ripples created by Walter Treser’s design ingenuity resonate throughout the VAG-o-sphere and beyond in more ways than you might imagine. But before we peel that particular onion, let’s first consider why a Golf might have been modified in this manner in…