VW Looks To The Past To Build A Modern Take On A Modded MK2 GTI

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Over the course of this year, Volkswagen has been rolling out a series of bespoke builds as part of its annual Enthusiast Fleet initiative, with each one intended to demonstrate the brand’s immense customization potential. The latest addition to the lineup comes in the form of an Mk8 GTI that takes inspiration from one of the OGs in the hot hatch segment.

As such, Volkswagen has tapped renowned VW enthusiast Jamie Orr to create a car that’s based on a modified 1984 Mk2. Under the hood, output remains the same for the most powerful GTI generation in history, still pumping out some 241 horses and 273lb-ft of torque. However, around the rest of the vehicle, you’ll find a number of retro aesthetic touches, including some BBS 19×9 Super RS wheels wrapped in Delinte D7 tires, a set of lowered H&R coilovers, as well as black and red vintage BBS livery. As if that wasn’t enough, though, Orr even modified the front suspension arms to give the GTI some optional camber adjustment and added a Borla exhaust setup to improve the sound. Unfortunately, this build isn’t for sale, but you can learn more at the link below, and, who knows, maybe some of these ideas will make it into customer-facing models.

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