The latest RPI project car to hit the streets is not a Golf R. Sure, it looks like one, but it is in fact a GTI in Golf R guise. Following up from our last GTI project, which focused on the bolt on power upgrades, this GTI was all about cosmetic upgrades.
Keeping with our OEM mantra, we ordered a complete Golf R bodykit from Germany (no ugly side markers).
The GTI also got an H&R Street Performance Coilover kit to get it wound down to the ground and keep the handling the way VW intended. Tight and responsive.
Our friends over at Techtonics Tuning supplied us with a Golf R catback for the GTI to give a bit more of a growl under load and also because the factory tips won’t fit inside the rear valance of the Golf R.
Just because you’re going for form > function doesn’t mean you can’t sometimes do both. A Brembo GT brake kit keeps the stopping power to a maximum while still maintaining all street cred.
A girls outfit is never complete with out the finest shoes money can buy. In this case, a set of Rotiform DUS in full polish do the trick.
Looks aren’t everything though. It’s what’s on the inside that counts. And on the inside we’ve bolted a set of Recaro Sportster CS buckets in matching leather. And don’t forget the matching Recaro child seat.
Whether you’re hard parked at Starbucks or cruising down the strip this GTI turns heads wherever it goes.