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Performance VW August 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

Remember when getting 220bhp out of a tuned G60 was considered pretty impressive? Then 12v VR6 turbos made reaching over 300bhp easily achievable. Not long after the multi-valve 1.8T 20v arrived, squeezing up to 400bhp out of that engine became a realistic goal, too. Whoever would have dreamed, though, that come 2021 people would be achieving over 600bhp from their daily driven Golfs? This month’s cover car, Tom Parker’s Mk7 R, actually puts out 640bhp on regular pump gas (and around 700bhp on high-octane fuel) from its tuned 2.5-litre Audi five-pot motor. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Well, it is, but that’s only really the start for Tom, as he’s planning a larger turbo and has his sights set on 1000bhp! Where will will this madness all end? We’re not quite…

11 min
rated rs

For most car enthusiasts, embarking on parenthood tends to coincide with an enforced slowing down. It’s a phase of life where practicality takes priority over performance, night feeds replace evenings in the garage, and weekends are more about soft play than shows and socialising. The end goal has always been worth the comprises (apparently…) but, these days, continuing the human race doesn’t always mean putting the brakes on automotive thrills. Volkswagen had an influential part in that change. The Mk1 GTI set out a stall for cars that could shrug off the school run then encourage you to take the long route home afterwards, but the Mk7 R is the peak evolution of that concept. It serves up a tuneable 300-plus horsepower with five doors, four-wheel drive and an estate option…

1 min
jetex mk7 golf r cat-back

FROM £766.80 Jetex has just announced its all-new cat-back system for the Mk7 Golf R (2013-17) available in a resonated or non-resonated format. Made from T304 stainless steel, 76.5mm/3" into 63.5mm/2.5" pipework the system comes with quad 90mm tailpipes to let everybody know all is not quite the way it left the factory. Well, it would be rude not to give the game away a little. The exhausts, which mount just after the factory downpipes, comes with all fittings needed and will set you back £766.80 for the non-resonated system or £927.60 for the resonated set-up. PRICE: From £766.80 CONTACT: www.jetex.co.uk…

6 min
what's new

DRUM AND BASE Inspired by the positive response from its 2019 Atlas Basecamp Concept and the Basecamp accessories line offered for its Atlas models, Volkswagen of America has created a one-of-a-kind concept build that highlights the adaptability and adventurous style of the new Taos compact SUV. Looks good, doesn't it? The Taos Basecamp Concept incorporates bold arch flares, all-terrain wheels and tyres, plus a new colour scheme. Contrasting silver rocker cladding ties into the front and rear skid plates to complement the rugged appearance that is reminiscent of the previous Atlas Basecamp concept vehicle. Upgrades include H&R raised suspension, custom Traverse MX wheels by fifteen52 wrapped in 225/65R17 Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail tyres, and a custom Thule Canyon XT roof basket with integrated off-road LED lighting from Baja Designs. To find out…

9 min
pretty fly

“What’s the weather like in Britain?” came the question down the phone from Montreal based Canadian, Jason Balaze. “In the last few days we’ve had rain, wind, hail, and a tiny bit of sun” was my typically British 20th May response. Thankfully I didn’t kill the vibe as Jason was buzzing. Quebec was experiencing the hottest day of the year so far; thirty-odd degrees, brilliant sunshine and the Mk1 Rabbit polished to perfection for a drive out and photoshoot that very evening. One of those days that make all the late nights and skinned knuckles a project car demands worth it. “Today is a good day” confirmed Jason. The infectiously upbeat 44-year old explained that he has had a long career working in the automotive performance parts industry. In recent years…

10 min
crouching tiger, hidden iguana

What do you get if you cross a tiger with an iguana? Well, something hideous and terrifying, most probably. Tigers are massive and muscular, iguanas are small and bendy, trying to sew them together to create some manner of hybrid predator would frankly be macabre. Nevertheless, this is what Volkswagen did (figuratively, at least) back in 2007 when they portmanteaued the two words together to create ‘Tiguan’. You can perhaps see where the product planners were coming from, the crossover SUV being at once sizeable and agile, there’s a scintilla of sense there. But never before has the Tiguan made more sense than in the hands of Shaun Mooloo: the brains behind VAG Café, purveyors of Revo tunes, VW upgrades and all-round VAG awesomeness down in Pretoria, South Africa, he’s a…