Heavily tuned turbo 312bhp Volkswagen Golf Mk2 8v

Heavily tuned turbo 312bhp Volkswagen Golf Mk2 8v

Before this scene-stealing turbo Mk2 project, Kenny Stas was never really into modifying cars. But the tuners down at the local car wash turned his head, and before long he was elbows-deep in the drama of it all… Words: Dan Bevis. Photos: Robin Lagaisse.

AWD 575bhp 2.0-litre 16-valve 9A Volkswagen Corrado Typ 53i

AWD 575bhp 2.0-litre 16-valve 9A Volkswagen Corrado Typ 53i

A potent mix of Eighties brawn and modern tech, John Mitchell’s 600hp Corrado is an all-weather adrenaline rush built to withstand the worst the UK’s road network can throw at it. Words: Alex Grant. Photos: Tony Matthews.

JP Performance build 1000bhp part-electric high-tech Volkswagen Golf R32 Mk7

JP Performance build 1000bhp part-electric high-tech Volkswagen Golf R32 Mk7

With a part-electrified R32 drivetrain putting out more than 1000hp, JP Performance is laying down the gauntlet for a high-tech new decade in car culture. Game-changer? Absolutely. Words: Alex Grant.   Photos: Martin Hillmann.

320bhp M3-powered rear-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf Mk1

320bhp M3-powered rear-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf Mk1

If the forward-hinged bonnet doesn’t pique your interest, the presence of a BMW M Power engine certainly will. This is one build which keeps striking with surprising body blows, over and over… Words: Dan Bevis. Photos: Matt Woods.

197bhp tuned BMW Yas Marina Blue Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0-litre TDI MkIII Typ 13

197bhp tuned BMW Yas Marina Blue Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0-litre TDI MkIII Typ 13

It all started with a Citroën Saxo 1.0 when he was 17. And like it was for so many of us, Mark Shepstone could see a future beyond that low-powered first car, a future that incorporated the feature car project of his dreams…Words Daniel Bevis. Photography Steve McCann.

Fully rebuilt 170bhp 1.8 16v KR-engined 1979 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

Fully rebuilt 170bhp 1.8 16v KR-engined 1979 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

While most of us have got the VW bug pretty bad, very few of us are obsessed with just one generation of Wolfsburg’s finest. Paul Foster seems to be. Can you guess which one? Words & photos: Jon Cass.

Fully rebuilt 2.8 VR6-engined Volkswagen Bora

Fully rebuilt 2.8 VR6-engined Volkswagen Bora

Best Boy - Could this be the world's best Bora? Is there really any doubt? While our title might be a bit cheesy, the same can’t be said for Nathan White’s incredible creation. In fact, as we’ve come to conclude, it is the ultimate Bora. Words: Si McNally. Photos: Si Gray.

Volkswagen Passat B2 drives 10,000kms from China to Austria

Volkswagen Passat B2 drives 10,000kms from China to Austria

Or bust! Wörthersee. Volkswagen Passat B2 drives 10,000kms from China to Austria while Revo road trip there from their UK HQ! Have you heard the one about the guy who drove a B2 Passat over 10,000km all the way from China to the Wörthersee show? Incredibly, it’s true – and we’ve got the hero of the hour right here… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Tony Matthews.

Twin-engined 800bhp Volkswagen Lupo running pair of NOS-injected R32 motors

Twin-engined 800bhp Volkswagen Lupo running pair of NOS-injected R32 motors

Twin-engined Lupo running pair of NOS-injected R32 motors! Hyper hatch heaven? With 12 cylinders, 6.4-litres and a nitrous-fed 800bhp, Petar Biocic’s ‘R64’ Lupo is an oldschool lunatic built with new technology. Words: Alex Grant. Photos: Tony Matthews.

Wide-arched 2008 Volkswagen Golf 2.0GTI Mk5

Wide-arched 2008 Volkswagen Golf 2.0GTI Mk5

Cars built purely to satisfy the owner rather than to follow trends or conforming with the 'in crowd' are often easy to spot. Don Santora’s unique Mk5 Golf is one of those very vehicles and we just can’t get enough of it. Here's why… Words: Tony Saggu. Photos: Viktor Benyi.

Stock-body tuned turbo 443bhp Volkswagen Golf 2.8 VR6 4Motion Mk4

Stock-body tuned turbo 443bhp Volkswagen Golf 2.8 VR6 4Motion Mk4

This stock-body VR6 4Motion gives away few clues as to the mighty power hiding beneath. But with the addition of a turbo and a lot of elbow grease, this Golf’s thrust more than justifies the smattering of sneaky supercar embellishments… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Ade Brannan.

Wide-body 'rat look' twin-turbo Volkswagen Corrado 1.9 TDI Typ 53i

Wide-body 'rat look' twin-turbo Volkswagen Corrado 1.9 TDI Typ 53i

Death Proof Corrado. Forget roof racks and rot, this wide-body Corrado TDI puts 'rat look' back on the map for all the right reasons!   It’s rusty, it’s eight inches wider than it used to be, and it’s got a diesel engine protruding from its bonnet. Ryan Hatcher’s Vegas-inspired Corrado G60 might be viewed as the epitome of sacrilege to some, but in our eyes it’s one of the most badass VWs around… Words: Sam Preston. Pics: Si Gray.

Odd Coupé Skinny Dipping 1.8-litre G60 supercharged engined Volkswagen Corrado G60 Typ 53i

Odd Coupé Skinny Dipping 1.8-litre G60 supercharged engined Volkswagen Corrado G60 Typ 53i

Odd Autos return with a stripped and dipped Corrado that reinvents rat-look! Tired of the ‘more money equals more likes’ trend that’s dominating the show car scene? Paul Bird’s unique Corrado is the perfect antidote, stripping things right back to their bare essentials (quite literally…) Words: Sam Preston. Photos: Andrew Thompson.

Bagged Volkswagen Jetta Coupe Mk1

Bagged Volkswagen Jetta Coupe Mk1

Timeless Mk1 Jetta gets tasteful resto with centre-lock Ronal Racing Turbo wheels Everybody has their own individual tastes when it comes to cars and that’s great. It’s not often we feature a car that we wouldn’t alter a thing on, though, but Emil Lydersen’s Mk1 Jetta Coupe is one of the few. Here’s why… Words: Elliott Roberts. Photos: Mike Crawat.

170bhp tuned Nick Braddock’s Volkswagen Polo GT Coupe G40 Mk2F Type-86C

170bhp tuned Nick Braddock’s Volkswagen Polo GT Coupe G40 Mk2F Type-86C

Originally a stop-gap as he saved for a G40, Nick Braddock’s Volkswagen Polo GT Coupe Mk2F (Type-86C 2F) soon grew on its owner, evolving into a stunning supercharged pocket rocket in its own right… Words: Sam Preston. Photos: Adam Walker.

Tuned 300bhp AGU 1.8T-engined 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

Tuned 300bhp AGU 1.8T-engined 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

When Nicolae Moldoveanu paid €400 for a ’1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1, it was little more than a rusty shell. But he had a clear idea of the potential within, and three years later his vision’s been realised in fine style… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Tony Matthews.

500bhp AWD Syncro Volkswagen Golf Mk2

500bhp AWD Syncro Volkswagen Golf Mk2

 Patience goes a long way when you’re turning factory engineering on its head – especially if, like Stephen Hunt, bad luck has a habit of getting in the way. Words: Alex Grant. Photos: Matt Woods.

235bhp rebuilt supercharger Volkswagen Corrado G60 Typ 53i

235bhp rebuilt supercharger Volkswagen Corrado G60 Typ 53i

Race liveries have been quite common over the past couple of years, but what’s your all time favourite? We can take a pretty good guess which Mario Kößner’s is! Words & photos: Tony Matthews.

9A-code Golf 2.1-litre engined 252bhp 1979 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

9A-code Golf 2.1-litre engined 252bhp 1979 Volkswagen Golf Mk1

The Golf that went Dutch, got re-registered and TÜV approved in Germany, and is now a forty-year-old tax-free ‘Ring legend. Words: Chris Eyre Photos: Tony Matthews. Opening image: Oliver Kälke.

225bhp BAM 1.8T 20v engined 1990 Volkswagen Golf Mk2

225bhp BAM 1.8T 20v engined 1990 Volkswagen Golf Mk2

On ­ first impression Ady Oliver’s Oak green Mk2 looks like it just rolled straight out of the 1990s, but as you delve a little closer you realise that couldn’t be further from the truth! Words: Si McNally. Photos: Si Gray.

Race-inspired G60-engined Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1

Race-inspired G60-engined Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1

Evoking the spirit of show cars of the turn of the century, Sebastian Berndt’s Scirocco takes that retro vibe and reworks it for a modern audience… Words: Dan Bevis. Photos: Tony Matthews.

Buying guide Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1

Buying guide Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1

Buying guide – how to buy the best VW Scirocco. A stylish Seventies coupe that’s easy to run? Look no further. Words: Adam Towler. Photography: Tom Wood.

Buying Guide Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 1955-1974

Buying Guide Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 1955-1974

Buying Guide Expert advice on the fabulous Type 14 Karmann Ghia from Volkswagen. The world has seemingly woken up to the charms of the small but stylish Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, but that makes it all the more important to get the best car for your money when looking at one of these coachbuilt beauties, some 444,300 of which were made in Osnabrück and a further 41,900 in Brazil. Report: Jack Grover.

Volkswagen Beetle Buying Guide

Volkswagen Beetle Buying Guide

With steady values, get the right torsion-bar Bug and it will look after you. Words Russ Smith. Photography John Colley.

1949 Volkswagen Type 14A Hebmüller

1949 Volkswagen Type 14A Hebmüller

Tony and Allison of T&A Motorcars Collection envisioned a unique triple-black Hebmüller sitting on Porsche rims and a large displacement engine. Words by Alex Arredondo.

Tuned 3.2-litre engined 255bhp Volkswagen Golf Commercial Mk2

Tuned 3.2-litre engined 255bhp Volkswagen Golf Commercial Mk2

When Gordon Higgins got chatting with William Skelton of Dubnutz about creating something trick for his Volkswagen Golf Mk2 project the two ended up hatching quite the plan! Words: Si McNally. Photos: Ade Brannen.

Track-ready 450bhp S3-powered VW Golf Mk1 1.8T 20V

Track-ready 450bhp S3-powered VW Golf Mk1 1.8T 20V

So far as race-spec Mk1s go John Rawsthorpe’s S3-powered example is as trick as they come! Words & photos: Jon Cass.

Tuned R32-powered 256bhp VW Golf II

Tuned R32-powered 256bhp VW Golf II

William Skelton built both the R32-powered Mk2s on this month’s cover, but while this more-door masterpiece is about as subtle as they come the same can’t be said for his lairy van featured later on in the issue. Words: Si McNally. Photos: Ade Brannen.

350bhp tuned Volkswagen Lupo GTI gets 2.0 TSI with K04 turbo, six-speed gearbox and Mk6 GTI Edition 35 interior upgrades

350bhp tuned Volkswagen Lupo GTI gets 2.0 TSI with K04 turbo, six-speed gearbox and Mk6 GTI Edition 35 interior upgrades

Built as a fitting tribute to his late father, Ray van de Berg’s brought together one of VW’s most potent powertrains with its very smallest of city cars to create this rather insane ‘Lupo R’… Words: Sam Preston. Photos: Ron V.

Ultimate Volkswagen Golf 1.8T Mk4

Ultimate Volkswagen Golf 1.8T Mk4

Ultimate Mk4 1.8T. Just when you thought you'd seen everything done to a Mk4 Golf. Think again, yeah!   Neil Chapman took some drastic measures to breathe new life into his former daily drive, but since when have the best builds ever taken the easy route? Words: Alex Grant. Photos: Si Gray.

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