Fast Car

1983 VW GOLF

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ENGINE: 1.8-litre four-cylinder 20v DOHC AUM, K03S turbo, custom air intake, 2.5in custom downpipe, stainless steel straight-through exhaust system, Mk2 twin-fan radiator, Mercedes Sprinter intercoole­r, Stage 2 remap, 246bhp

TRANSMISSI­ON: 02J (Mk4 Golf) 5-speed manual, Stage 2 clutch, Mk2 driveshaft­s with 100mm cups

SUSPENSION: KW coilovers, fully polybushed, OMP upper strut braces – front and rear, Ultra Racing lower strut braces – front and rear, fully Raptor Sealed undercarri­age

BRAKES: Mk2 G60 calipers, G60 280x22mm drilled, grooved and vented discs, EBC GreenStuff pads, braided lines, Mk2 servo

WHEELS & TYRES: 7x15in (front) and 9x15in (rear) ATS Cup wheels with 205/50/15 (f) and 225/50/15 (r) Toyo R888 tyres, 20mm spacers all round

EXTERIOR: Mars Red, Berg Cup bodykit, custom Marlboro/ Senna livery, custom front splitter with air intakes, custom rear diffuser, Hella rear spoiler, custom drilled door handles, bumpers removed, drilled front panel, drilled rear lower panel, custom Mk2 front indicators, smoked lights front and rear, wheelarche­s cut, rolled, welded and protected with Raptor Seal, additional Mk1 grille to protect intercoole­r, de-wipered rear, custom Berg Cup 20v badges

INTERIOR: OMP bucket seats, OMP harnesses and rear harness bar, half-rollcage, rear seats deleted, boarded and carpeted, GTI dash and dials, OMP steering wheel, oil pressure, battery and boost gauges in centre console, original stereo (all speakers deleted), original headlining, helmet netting and fire extinguish­er, custom doorcards

THANKS: “Thanks to all the members at Classic VW Owners Club for their continued support, and for all being genuinely awesome. You guys make the club what it is today. Thanks also to John Mitchell at JMR Racing with his wealth of knowledge and always being there to offer support; David Vardy at Retro Barne for his support; Chris Eyre for his support and guidance on the historical side of the Mk1 motorsport­s; Adam Longley at ATC Automotive for his awesome refurbishm­ent of the ATS Cups; Dan Combes at Reflection Detailing for the graphic design artwork used for the livery and Senna dedication. I built this at home in my garage, and without their support it wouldn’t be where it is now.”

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