Performance VW November 2021

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
$7.46(Incl. tax)
$56.72(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

I was at the school gates the other day waiting to pick up my son and started thinking… out of the 30 or so other parents around me, how many others have an interest in cars? I could only really think of one. One! Honestly, what’s wrong with people? Now, while I might look at them and think they’re a bit strange, in reality, we’re the odd ones out… the weird ones that other ‘normal’ folk look down their nose at. “You’re still into cars? How odd. Haven’t you grown out of that, yet?” Because wearing a replica football shirt from your favourite soccer team and spending every weekend down the pub or f**king knitting are far better pastimes? Honestly, I give up. I’m trying not to be judgmental here, but…

7 min
seeing red

Cast your mind back to our December 2014 issue. We featured this Mk2 Golf when it belonged to Simon Delahaye. You can be forgiven for not recognising it though as an awful lot has changed. Current owner, Haroon Sadiq, a 31-year old IT project manager from Ealing, west London bought the car back in March 2019 but his VW story and the journey to this vision of Mk2 perfection starts much earlier. When Haroon was born the current Golf was the MK2. They were ubiquitous and he informed us that all the adults in his family had them and he remembers lusting after the second generation hatchback from a young age: “On my way home from school I used to see a lovely Oak Green modified Mk2, I still remember the number…

2 min
dub details

ENGINE: AYP 1.8T 20V with KO3s turbo, Vagtronics loom, MAF located on back of intake pipe, standard management with OBD port, Fresh Reflections radiator and intercooler, 20V N/A smooth rocker cover, painted block with custom pipework, pedal box converted to hydraulic, body-coloured servo, EMP turbo-back stainless exhaust system, Odyssey PC680 battery located in boot, battery kill switch, transmission: 5-speed cable change gearbox (02J) painted grey to match rocker cover and pipework CHASSIS: 256mm front brakes, GTI rear brakes, Airlift 3P with slam series struts, 10mm copper hard lines throughout, body-coloured Airlift tank, fully polybushed, BBS E52 Magnesium wheels 17 x 6.5”, zero lip, Atlas grey centres, machined to take BBS Mahle centre caps, Nankang tyres EXTERIOR: Fully stripped and painted in LA3A Mars Red including Raptor underseal to underside and arches, plugged…

1 min
model behaviour

We couldn’t write an article on Haroon’s car without mentioning the awesome 1:18 scale model he has had custom made of his Mk2. Haroon came across Eduard “Eddy” Cornel who runs MIY Mini Models from his native Romania whilst searching eBay. Haroon enthused “I ended up at the company’s website and was impressed with the breadth of off the shelf model accessories on offer. Eddy is also a 3D printing specialist so, if you can dream it, he can make it. He’s a VW guy too so he totally gets it”. MODEL DUB DETAILS Mk2 GOLF: 1:8 model sourced and customised by MIY Mini Models as below: 3D PRINTED PARTS: RHD dashboard, G60 Recaro front seats, BBS 3-spoke steering wheel, Fischer cassette holder, Feu Orange air freshener, Recaro baby seat, BBS E52s, Nankang…

1 min
the revo performance centre

Established UK VWG-tuner, Revo, is proud to announce its all-new Performance Centre located right next to its global R&D centre at its Daventry HQ. Not only can you expect to be welcomed by freshly roasted Colombian coffee and Revo’s trendy range of merchandise (which can be purchased whilst you visit), The Revo Performance Centre (TRPC) also offers a full installation and fitting service on ALL Revo products and software, plus those parts produced by its various tuning partners. Whether you want vehicle tuning (remapping) in the form of stage 1 ECU software to gain instant performance or Revo’s full fat performance pack, RFO wheels or a big brake kit to push your car to its limit, the new facility has got it covered. What it doesn’t offer is general service and…

7 min
what's new

I’M A MODEL, TOO You may remember back in the June issue that we introduced you to MIY MINI MODELS, the company that can basically build you an exact, scale-model replica of your modified VW. Well, we couldn’t not mention them again this month, especially since they made an exact copy of this month’s cover car for owner Haroon. To get to see the attention to detail in this model and actually be able to compare it next to the real thing, was simply mind bending. It’s creator, Eddy, is literally a genius. Here you can see exactly what he started with and what he ended up with. Those parts he can’t find, he ‘simply’ 3D prints himself. I know, crazy, right? Well, we’ve done enough praise singing for one day.…