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Performance VW July 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.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
$7.48(Incl. tax)
$56.86(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
badly dubbed

With so many new models emerging from VW these days, seemingly on a weekly basis, it’s hard to know what we decipher as ‘new-wave’ cars any more. I guess where this magazine is concerned, the Mk6/7 platforms still fall under that banner. And up until recently, the majority of tuned examples tended to follow a similar route; uprated wheels, suspension, stage 1 map, induction kit and perhaps an aftermarket exhaust. Easy, but a bit boring. We get why this usually happens, because that handful of simple mods can totally transform these cars. This is great for the end user, but as a magazine we still believe you guys like to read stories about the unique and extreme builds, rather than something you can see in the car park at your…

8 min
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. Many bemoaned the loss of the sonorous six pot motor and thanks to its relative scarcity, given its fleeting two year production run, numbers remain quite low compared to its younger and considerably more celebrated Mk7 bro. According to How Many Left.co.uk there are fewer than 390 manual MK6 Rs registered on UK roads. Nevertheless the EA113 engine toting hatch brought with it the classic TFSi tuning techniques that make it ripe for massive upgrades, and nobody is more aware of that than Sussex based, 33-year-old, Matt Thornton. For some time now we’ve been hassling him to grab…

3 min
dub details

ENGINE: 2.0-litre TFSI EA113, R Tech custom remap, grille air feed 3” Proram air induction cone filter, AKS Revo induction pipe, AKS runner flap delete kit, AKS throttle body spacer with AEM meth port injection, RS3 injectors with modified cylinder head & loom, Wossner forged pistons, performance engine bearing kit, Audi R8 valve springs, ARP head bolts/studs, ZRP forged con rods, VIS balance shaft delete kit, Fluidampr crank pulley, Garrett G25-660 turbo, Nortech tubular manifold, Nortech turbo heat shield, Funk Motorsport turbo blanket and downpipe/manifold wrap, Vibrant oil catch can, -12an braided lines, Turbosmart 45mm wastegate, Wagner Tuning intercooler, 3.5" Hardknocks downpipe, twin 3" custom exhaust with 4" titanium tips, Polar FIS info system, ECS aluminium oil filter housing, Turbosmart recirc valve, HEL performance engine oil cooler kit, NGK plugs,…

2 min
hp tuners mpv12 tool

Want to tune your own VW yourself? Want to datalog it? Troubleshoot codes? Or use its ECU to create track data? Then HP Tuners MPVI2 tool could be just the ticket. Quite simply, you purchase the MPVI2 dongle for £299, tweak your map to your desired settings and tolerances using the free to download VCM Editor (see www.hptuners.com) and then upload your tune to the vehicle via the OBD port using the dongle. According to HPT, it’s really that easy, although for those who see it as a double edged sword – due to the complexities of mapping knowledge and understanding how an engine will react to certain changes – HP Tuners dealers around Europe will be able to offer off-the-shelf, upload-and-go coding solutions to suit whatever stage of economy or…

6 min
what's new

GO BIG OR… EBC Brakes has just announced its new Apollo Big Brake Kit for the MQB platform, which includes cars such as the Mk7/7.5 Golf, 8V Audi A3, 5E Octavia and 5F SEAT Leon, to name but a few. These kits are designed to fit directly to the front axle (excluding cars with 50mm hubs) and feature four-piston callipers, with fully floating two-piece discs, Yellowstuff pads, stainless steel braided lines, Super DOT 4 brake fluid and the all-important mounting hardware. Better still, the kits are proudly engineering in the UK! EBC says these kits give a firmer and more responsive brake pedal feel and allow you to drive much longer without the onset of brake fade. The discs are supplied in either 330x28mm or 355x32mm dimensions and we are told…

10 min
take two

There are countless personal reasons why it can happen, but some cars just get under your skin, and parting company can leave a void that ultimately only one machine can fill. Re-capturing that feeling years later is never easy, held up by a dwindling stock of once readily available base cars and finding the right parts. As if that’s not hard enough, Leigh Parker had the added challenge of managing the long-planned resto-mod from the other side of the world. Behind the New South Wales plates, this ’88 GTI is very much a product of the UK scene. British-born Leigh moved to Australia 20 years ago, taking the ideas that went into the build with him. Growing up with a petrolhead for a Dad before taking a summer job at his…