A scene car becomes a track car, and looks all the better for it!
With the VW Up GTI imminent, attention has deservedly returned to the last time Volkswagen attempted a city car pocket rocket - the Lupo GTI. While not as effervescent as something like a 106 GTI, it was smart, quick, stylish and cool. It's therefore little wonder that a loyal group of fans has followed it since launch.
PHer 'claytonjones' is one of those, having owned a GTI since 2013. Having initially scened the car with mad camber and silly wheels, he's now set about making the little Lupo a track project - bravo that man! You can see the thread for more details and pics, but the key upgrades are BC coilovers, OZ Ultraleggera wheels, Recaro Pole Position seats and a Janspeed exhaust. More power is on the way through a new inlet manifold (the exhaust is already done), racier cams and a polished head.
We're big fans of Clayton's work, the Lupo looking really purposeful with its new set-up and the interior modifications spot on; as another PHer commented, "Love these, and you've not ruined it - well done!"
With the thread only started on Monday, hopefully there's plenty more to come from Clayton and the Lupo soon. Enjoy the car, it looks great!