Once in a while, the stars align and you find yourself hanging out with your friend, who happens to be a photographer. He also happens to have his camera gear with him. The sun also just happens to be setting when he suggests you go take some photos of your car.
Last night just happened to be one of those nights.
Thanks to Jason Manchester for the impromptu photo session. Check out Jason’s work
When Norm came to us looking for a subtle change to his already fantastic A7 we had some wheels already in mind. His only request was that he wanted some big red brakes to go with the wheels.
Since Norm uses his car as a daily driver throughout the winter months, he insisted we leave the ride height alone. Even with the stock suspension, the new 20″ BBS CX-R wheels compliment the sharp lines of the 4 door coupe.
Brembo 6 piston calipers and 2 piece rotors shave the unsprung weight of the car while adding some face smashing braking power.
Now this A7 has a little more flair for the streets.
Our latest project car is slowly under way. In between our clients cars, we’ve been tinkering with the newest addition to the RPI fleet. A 2013 GTI.
Yes, this is pretty much the same car that we had last year, and the year before that. In fact, this is the 3rd MK6 GTI that we’ve had. What can we say, the GTI is simply one of the best cars we’ve ever had. It handles like a gokart, it fits all your stuff, and it looks good!
As this is our 3rd GTI project, we did decide to raise the bar slightly this time around. We’ve got a plethora of goodies from Germany, APR, H&R, and Rotiform waiting to go on this chariot.
To start off, we need to get the car closer to the ground. H&R Street Performance Coil Over kit installed and wound down to get the wheels closer to the fender should do the trick.
Next, we’ve swapped out the GTI rear end for a european Golf R rear end. This includes OEM LED tail lights, and a Golf R rear bumper with a custom build Techtonics Tuning catback to put the tail pipes closer to the middle.
We’ll be back soon with some more goodies bolted on, we just need to get through this list of customer cars first