What kind of idiot would pay extra for a tarted up, diesel chick-car.
There are couple of these TDI Cup edition Jetta coming to the AutoX events around Chicagoland. They actually do pretty good! That low end torque comes really handy in AutoX.
Here is what I thought of them when they first came out.
I wish they would have at least come with a tune or something to set it apart engine-performance wise from the standard diesels. The suspension and everything that was upgraded was great, but increase rev limiter or raise the boost... something
"You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"
"Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"
I like it, including the bumper. I think it represents better in person than in pictures.
I attended one of the TDI cup races at Lime Rock years ago. It was a blast to watch although a little strange because the cup cars were so quiet compared to the other races. If they crashed all you could hear was impact noise.
It's a little flashy coming from the un-pimp generation, but hey, every manufacturer needs its TYPE-ARRRRR demographic.
You could build the equivalent pretty easily with take-offs, I'd imagine, and skip the flashy bits.
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I really like the Thunder Bunny front end. And now with APR having an inexpensive tune for it, to 170 HP/297 TQ, I wish I had one. The only thing lacking is the GTI/R flat bottom steering wheel. They should have included that with the car. But it's a cool idea and kudos to VW for bringing it to market.