A Carbon-Covered</br> & Static-Dropped Golf GTI
Changing The Recipe

When we search for feature cars, we have to look for something that stands out. We have to find something that will make people talk and sometimes we have to find cars that will split opinions. Usually, within the VW scene, we don’t have to look too far. Sure, we could feature one of countless immaculate MKI Golfs prepared to the familiar recipe of clean, smooth and low.

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There’s nothing wrong with this recipe, it’s tried, tested and has been proven over many decades. It has produced great cars and will continue to produce many more.

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Sometimes though, it’s nice to see something different.

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Even if that something different still follows the same methodologies and unrivalled attention to detail, but applied in a different way.

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Andy Pfeffer’s Golf MkVII GTI epitomises these ideals in a modern chassis. It is the complete package in terms of the Volkswagen scene and was one of the most talked about cars at Wörthersee this year – a feat in itself. But what exactly sets this car apart from the rest? Let me explain…

Understanding The Scene
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I think the first misconception about the Volkswagen scene is that building a car which stands out is easy. Sure, there are cars that are just ‘bags and wheels – but these aren’t representative of the quality that this scene represents at the very top. And it’s the cars at the very top that we should be using as a measure of the scene itself, in my opinion at least.

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Just as the guy who turns up at a local track day in a clapped-out car with a fart-can exhaust and ignores the marshalls’ instructions isn’t an accurate representation of your typical and respectful track day goer, neither is the guy who arrives at a stance meet in a stock car with cut springs and over-stretched tyres and fouled bodywork.

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I think it’s important that we can all make these distinctions regardless of what sub-culture of our automotive world we’re viewing at the time. We need to be able to tell the difference between the good and the bad if we’re ever to develop a mutual level of respect between the varying scenes. Because even if the intended use is completely different, it doesn’t change the fact that similar amounts of work and passion are poured into the top level cars. If this GTI was built to lap the Nordschleife, or built to lay down the fastest ETs over a quarter mile, it would still have received the same amount of love and workmanship, albeit in different areas.

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It’s usually at this point I get all emotional and try to plead with you to all get along (yes, I’m aware), but instead I’m going to take a different approach. I’m going to talk you through what I see and why I think this is a car worth reading about.

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When I first spotted this car at Wörthersee, I almost missed the biggest part of this car. From a distance and under cloud cover, the Golf takes on a gloss grey colour.

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It was only when the sun shone that I noticed the familiar pattern of the weave.

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It was only when I got closer that I noticed that the entire exterior was covered in carbon fibre. This isn’t a wrap by the way, it’s bonafide genuine carbon fibre sitting behind a perfectly applied clear coat.

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What made this all the more impressive was how the carbon fibre flowed almost seamlessly through every piece of the exterior of the car, even into the headlights where red carbon fibre was used to retain the MkVII’s signature red streak.

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The stock grill has been replaced with an R-style equivalent, where the carbon weave runs in the opposite direction to that on the bonnet and bumper, just to break the lines up slightly.

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The application and implementation of the carbon fibre is simply top drawer. You find yourself exploring every inch of every panel to see how it all adds up, thinking that there must be somewhere it comes undone. But it doesn’t. Have you ever tried to even just vinyl wrap a trim piece or the likes? Now imagine just how much patience and time is required to do a whole car, but with real carbon fibre. I get itchy just thinking about it. Andy on the other hand is quite chilled about it and doesn’t really make a fuss. ‘It’s a cool look’ he states, matter-of-factly.

Go With The Flow
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After I had finished salivating over the exterior, my attention was drawn to the stance. In the US, poke and stretch is the order of the day, but in Europe, it’s all about tucking rim and has been for several years. This is likely down to the fact that multiple police forces here will issue fines for those where the rim pokes beyond the edge of the bodywork. Nobody wants that attention from the police, but tucking has its own advantages too.

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Because you’re not trying to sit the lip of the arch on, or just behind the lip of the rim – a desirable trait within the stance scene – you can run a decent sized tyre.

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What’s really striking about Andy’s setup though is that the car is static. Well, sort of.

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Andy is the main man behind Gepfeffert, a company that works closely with KW Suspension to develop so-called ‘deep low’ suspension systems. By using a much shorter coil-over body and custom damper and spring rates, Gepfeffert can achieve a significantly reduced ride height whilst minimising loss of performance. By tapping into KW’s experience in performance and comfort applications, the Gepfeffert by KW suspension systems retains around 75 per cent of the performance and comfort when fully slammed compared to the same setup at maximum ride height.

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This setup is further optimised by the addition of KW’s Hydraulic Lift System (HLS) which can raise the car by approximately 30mm at all four corners with the simple press of a button. Nobody is ever going to complain about an extra inch, right? This means that the custom three-piece BBS Speedlines – which have now been face mounted – can be plunged inside the arches without fouling the bodywork.

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So whilst the car is extraordinarily low, it can still be driven in a spirited manner with minimal loss of performance. It certainly had no issues keeping up with our stock MkVII GTI press car, which was being driven rather enthusiastically by fellow photographer Nick Williams.

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I’m sure the light tuning of both the engine and DSG gearbox, now laying down around 314hp, through the Performance Pack’s LSD helps a little in this department too.

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The interior too has been considerately modified too. The stock GTI seats are gone and in their place are Golf MkVI R leather buckets.

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You probably guessed that the carbon fibre theme stretches in here too, and you would have guessed right. From the seat backs, to the cage, to the complete interior trim – the weave is everywhere.

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What I really like about the interior though is that Andy knew when to stop. He’s took note that the stock interior in the new GTI is actually really good and has chosen to enhance it rather than completely reinvent it. He still has all the creature comforts he could ever want, along with the support of the Golf R seats and ease of use of the intuitive OE entertainment and navigation system. If it’s not broke…

Respect Amongst Peers
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Whilst the finished product is smooth and simple, anyone who knows will tell you that it’s rarely a smooth and simple process.

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I really like this car. When I look at Andy, it’s obvious that he really likes it too and that it was worth the effort and hours that went were poured into it. From creating a concept on paper or in your head to executing it and arriving at the finished product is a long and often arduous process.

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The same can be said if you were to build a competitive time attack car or a period-correct vintage restoration or countless other ways of approaching an automotive project. It’s always hard work, no matter what your intended goal is.

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In my opinion, this hard work should always be respected at the very least.

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You might not realise it, but as car guys and girls we’re in the minority. Our love for burning fossil fuels and obsessing over mechanical components makes us outsiders to mainstream society. If we don’t at least respect each other, then our whole world will come crumbling down and what a tragedy that would be.

Let’s stick together then, shall we?

Paddy McGrath
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Cutting Room Floor
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i cant believe how awesome the build itself, and the golf vii as a platform can be, I mean, it just looks stunning, hands down andy!


I'm having trouble comprehending the amount of work in such a subtle package. My hat is off and being bowed low!


''This car has carbon stacked on top of the carbon''


WOW!!! This is so.... so.... EPIC! What is the car's new weight? The power to weight ratio must be insane! I think we have the car of the year folks


Wow...just wow. So many little details amounting to such a cleanly executed car. I'm really digging the brake conversion and the custom BBS's, as much as I love dish, it goes so well with the overall look of the car. Those headlights look mean too! Looks great with the red carbon touches and R grill swap. I don't think I've ever seen a new generation Golf look so hot! Hats off to the owner.


I might have interpreted this wrong, but are the rear panels the originals with carbon on top or did he actually replace them. That being said, I usually hate overdone carbon fibre but this is something else. The quality is so insanely high and it looks gorgeous from every angle.


I'd guess most of it is carbon skinned, as it real carbon fibre applied over metal, would be happy to be wrong though.


Only Golf I've ever liked. This thing takes detail to a whole new level


Ujean it's carbon covered, not a carbon chassis. This car isn't much lighter then a stock Golf.


Ian Cormack Maart3n
That's what I thought, I really hope we're wrong.


Sick ride. I have been wondering if say KW has a hydraulic system ala the McLaren and the koenigsegg. Not in the same performance class or even the same thing. But more to lower and raise the car so that the coilovers can be low for say trackdays or like this VW and raised to be driven on bumpy roads.

 Slightly OT question tho. Do we dig four exhaust pipes on a four banger? for me that stuff sort of needs to match in proportions. I prefer single pipe on inlines etc. Purely a visual thing and personal taste.


Maart3n Ian Cormack sadly chances are low...... to get "real" carbon fibre aftermarket parts roadlegal in germany is a long and expensive procedure


the only problem with this is that carbon covering adds weight rather than reduces it.


@kek Ujean  isn't any lighter, its heavier as its adding the weight of the carbon to the metal.


The carbon is beautifully done.


I wanted to add to my comment:
I manufacture carbon parts as a job. So when I see the amount of work that went into this car it really makes me smile. For someone to pull every part off of the car (as well as prepare the chassis) and lay down fabric, then coat it with epoxy or resin, then sand that resin flat, add more layers of resin building it up, and then continue to sand it flat. Then coat it in clear coat to protect it from UV degradation. That is a monumental task, and my hat is off to whoever put in that large amount of work. Beautifully done.

Chris Nuggets

Whats up with the McLaren lettering on the brake calipers?


I'd like to see an article that goes into the logistics of making and paying for a car like this. The money that must have gone into paying for a carbon GTi?! To ignore that amount of logic is the real accomplishment here.


smithadamb The panels have not been made out of carbon, those are not carbon doors, bonnet and roof... they are the stock parts that have been "wrapped" with sheets of real carbon fibre before being resined, sanded and clear coated - so the amount of work is certainly more terrifying than the amount of money spent


Wildcardfox So is it laid on top of the original panels? And does it have to go into a kiln? If so, it will be heavier, right?

And if that is the case, a vinyl wrap would be cheaper, easier AND lighter. And if all that is true, then the only point is to say, "look, I used real CF".
ps. Isn't CF VERY dangerous in an accident?


shiftyXTI smithadamb Shit. That's a glaring fact that I failed to pick up. Thanks for clearing that up.


Bad ass. Way to see an idea through till the end. Great vision and beautifully executed. I dont give a crap if its heavier than a stock golf now. Clearly he was not going for a ground breaking time attack car. He had a vision and did it. More than I can say for most of my own projects. Not a VW fan but I love it.


rook56 Wildcardfox It definitely will be heavier and yeah vinyl would be cheaper and easier but it would be a vinyl wrapped car as the end result. No where as impressive when you account for all the effort that would have to go into pulling off something like this. I doubt he ever has to say its real cf. You can tell just by looking at it that its not a vinyl wrap job. Logically speaking it is definitely unnecessary, but logic rarely comes into play with such custom cars like this, nor should it. It is honestly more unnecessary to even ask why. Obviously he just wanted to because he thought it would be awesome, and it is. Sure it may not be to everyones taste, but it doesn't have to be. The execution here is amazing, that alone should be commended.


MrTanuki rook56 Wildcardfox Thanks for your answer. Execution is awesome, no argument. I think it is legit to ask why though, because it isn't for any practical reason. To do it for looks or 'just cos' is fine with me but it leaves me asking more questions. ie. why this car, why CF rather than matte, bare aluminium etc.

I also agree with logic rarely being an issue. My own car dreams would be slammed on SH for sure, but wouldn't stop me doing it.

A bit OT, if it IS just for looks then it is fair enough to hate it the same as any bit of art. I don't hate but its OK to hate art.


For the record, the OE touchscreen is rubbish. It was clearly made for the showroom not for long term owners. RNS-510 and RCD-510 are buggy, slow and missing basic features you get in aftermarket systems. Bluetooth integration is sketchy depending on your phone too. In fact, any device connectivity is woeful.


shiftyXTI smithadamb  Rolls of carbon and huge quantities of the resin certainly don't come cheap though.


I'm a little late to respond, but yes from the description in the article this is carbon that is added to the original panels for the purpose of aesthetics, and not for weight. It would be done in a manner like I described above: placing the carbon with tacky spray. Then setting out that carbon, and then adding subsequent layers of resin- and then sanding it flat.
I'm not going to agree with the "look..." comment because carbon fiber is very beautiful and so there is nothing wrong with the part being skinned in carbon. It is still a masterpiece and lots of work went into it, and that is true feat. I think the vinyl wrap carbon is just that a vinyl wrap. Doing a skin in carbon takes lots of skill, and is an extremely labor intensive process, and at this scale--a entire car--is a extremely large project.


Wildcardfox Yes, thank you. I've never fully understood the process of creating cf parts. In this case I can appreciate the effort and I (really) like the look. I like it, but I don't get it.


Sorry Speedhunters I just can't dig it.
If at least a few of the panels were full carbon and not just skinned in it then I could get behind the idea of covering the rest of the car, but as it sits no. Someone should have told the guy at the concept stage that it was a bit daft trying to make an ordinary car look like a proper carbon fiber supercar by simply covering laying it on top of every inch of a Golf.
This just displays someones half baked idea taken to fruition in the name of looking different.


Hey Brett. My name is Brett too. I respect your opinion, but I just have to say as a carbon fiber specialist--skinning is a form of carbon fiber fabrication, and it is one that is extremely time consuming and labor intensive. Many guys who are experts don't like to do skinning, not because it is not real carbon fiber--it is as you are working with the same materials, but because of all of the work that is required to get a finished part. So I understand if this is not your thing, and that's cool--I just wanted to say that someone put in a lot of composite work into the car.


Wildcardfox Yeah fair enough but you still end up with a material (known for it's high performance applications) being used in a purely aesthetic way. Plus it actually adversely affects performance, admittedly probably not by much but still. 
I can admire the amount of work but not the end product, it's just a pose.

Devon Overstreet

I know it shouldn't bother me because its not my build and he put in a lot of work, but it really bothers me that someone would badge a GTi as an R. 
The R is AWD, the R is an entirely different car.


How much weight could he save replacing all that stuff for Carbon Fiber ?


@DeWeberis  He added weight if anything. He just wrapped, or skinned, all of those panels in carbon fiber, all of the original car is still there under the carbon. An incredible amount of work and beautifully done, but purely cosmetic. Its like vinyl wrap in concept only better looking and waayyy harder.


Dig the carbon and go fast bits, but those wheels just kill it for me. Hate to see this take a track with that setup. 
Nice build though.


'Speed'hunters. Its amazing how far ricers (and their budgets) have come..
Nice golf gti though.


Hundreds of pounds depending on the final thickness desired of the carbon part. But to do that molds would have to be constructed and that takes a lot of time and lots of resources, so the cost would go up exponentially.


Wildcardfox   Thank you for answering the question intelligently haha. I misread the question.


now its too low to even need the roll cage and bucket seats


Yes...its well executed if the aim was to cover the body panels in carbon. But I don't get why one wouldn't replace the entire body panels with full carbon ones if that much time and expense are involved. Its like having Xmas gift wrapped in 100s.


Raise it slightly, put bigger tyres on it, done.


Wow. Got nothing to say. This thing takes logic and rapes it so hard.


@kek Ujean JakWhite Aaaaah so it's wrapped... that changes everything BUT it is amazingly done, so good that it fooled me. Thanx for clearing that up


jbfromsiliconvalley All of the body panels are replaced, its not metal with a layer of carbon on the outside, no one is that stupid.


Is this really skinned? Where do you get this info from? isnt this 100% carbon fibre all through?


Wow. Crazy.


Absolutely stunning shoot Paddy!


I love this. I don't care that it's not built for the track, or that it's skinned and not structural CF. The level of detail and the time and passion taken to make something like this is simply mind blowing. I'd happily own this car, and I'm a track guy myself. About the only thing I'd change is the hydro dipped Mclaren branded brakes. The Hydro dip detracts from the 'real' carbon car, and the Mclaren Logo on Porsche brakes makes no sense to me. Fantastic shots and write up as ever Paddy. Personally I like the way you write your articles to try and bring people together and get people to be more understanding of other scenes, it's a noble thing to do, and will always attract some heat, keep up the good fight man haha!


Chris Nuggets Irony :)


rook56 It's not an RNS510, it's the Pro Media system fro the MKVII. It's awesome too, I've used it long term :)


If this car had any more Carbon, it would be coal.


jbfromsiliconvalley There are two main reasons why you can't just replace all the panels for carbon fibre, which both sort of tie into each other. It's a street car and you need to retain its safety. Carbon fibre has extremely different characteristics to steel or aluminium and it does not hold up well in a sudden and sharp impact. This is fine on a dedicated track car, where you can just compensate for this with a full and comprehensive cage and safety systems but it's not suitable for street use.

Secondly, to make it street legal in Germany, it would need to be TÜV approved. The cost involved in getting any part approved is enormous, especially when said part needs to protect the occupants of the car. 

For me, this is the best compromise for a street car. It still shows the technical ability and dedication to a project (read wildcardfox's comments below if you think this is easy or the lazy route) whilst keeping a car legal and safe for the driver and passenger.


What Rens said! That last photo before the bonus images is one of my new favorites.


For me, skinning-type techniques are get-out-of-jail tricks for when you cock up the real job - you wouldn't believe how bad this prepreg air feed looked after a power cut turned oven and vac pump off just as it hit cure temp...
If this golf had been done in a nice embroidered fabric, or something crazy like this, I would be more enamoured!


it just bothers me the mismatched waves between the bumpers and the body itself, cool job tho


Same here, it's like putting ZL1 badges on a SS Camaro. They're both performance cars, but one is better than the other. There's no point in lying if you can't match the real car in performance.


Not particularly my style but very, very beautiful!


Looks good. A power outage at that crucial time?! I would've been so pissed. Looks like you recovered nicely though and made a gorgeous part.


Thanks, yeah I was pretty pissed, but it had about 3 hrs under vacuum before it let go so it was reasonably well consolidated by that time. Since it's only an atmospheric pressure air feed not a boost pipe I don't mind trying to recover it, otherwise I'd have to scrap it. When i took that photo it was still due another wet flat and then topcoat; looks even nicer now it's trimmed.
I don't mean to knock the at of skinning in my post BTW, as I know how much effort goes into it... I just think though that if this was done over the body with a release agent applied, the panels all broken away and then reinforced behind, the shell unpicked and the replacement carbon parts bonded on... Then we'd have a car of the year on our hands!


JonathanW I think if they wanted a carbon replacement then only way to do it is with molds for every part. That's a lot of pieces: hood, bumpers, side skirts, wing, hatchback, body shell and so on. I think that a molded part would give the perfect gaps and fitment, versus if they removed the carbon part with a release agent from the original parts it would be a little larger and when all placed together the gaps in the car would be off, and they may have problems with some parts fitting or opening correctly. 

I also think that, as you know, laying dry carbon in a mold is a very difficult task and it takes a lot of time and skill to be able to put it down without disturbing the fabric weave or having errors. So doing the more advanced forms of carbon: infusion, pre-preg, and I'll even add in vacuum bagging—there is a lot of trail and error before you can make a great part. Skinning escapes the trail and error for the most part, but the main work is on the backside in all of the sanding to be able to have an out of mold appearance. I look at this thread after working for months on a large clamshell mold for a race car, and I can just feel all of the sanding and hard work that went into it. I can unequivocally say that I would not want to do this amount of work. It is just a marathon! I would rather have a clean mold and then infuse a part. Yes, I would have to work hard on making the mold, but once they are done, doing the infusion process is fun. 

I don't mind the people who wish that this car was a real carbon bodied car, after all we all have our preferences. It reminds me of another speedhunters article from a few years ago where there was a car with vinyl carbon, and people were very critical of it. I think that this is very different, because it took a lot of skill and time to be able to get a finished look. I think that having carbon for statics aesthetics is normal. Also most of the carbon parts that many people have on their cars that were sold as "Real Carbon Fiber" is almost always a fiberglass part with one layer of carbon fiber for aesthetics... even good brands like "APR and Varis" fit into this category, so if those are parts do not share the weight and properties of a full carbon fiber part, and only give the appearance of carbon and that is acceptable to the public, then a carbon skinned Golf seems to be in a similar vein in my opinion. However, I am keenly aware that most of the people don't know this fact that they usually don't really own a carbon fiber part, so I wonder if that would change their perspective on people using carbon only for appearance purposes.  

BTW I never really messed with Pre-preg mainly because of the size of my parts and making an oven that large just seemed unfeasible, also I have a pretty sweet deal on my composites supplies, but ability to lay pre-preg precisely in the mold without spray tack is pretty amazing. How did the seam come out on your part?


LukeEVOVIII It´s not the first Golf full covered in Carbon a few years ago there was a MK3 .


Haha monster size comment mate!
Yeah a mould is best, just thinking of a cheat way to avoid that effort.
We use a foil backed foam board to make the oven - celotex is the main brand in UK. Prob $100 for the foam and 500 all in with controller and heating elements for a 1.2m x 1.8m oven.
Seam is good, just trim one side flush to mould and the other leave 15mm proud, fold the flaps in before bolting mould together.
I say 'just' above, but you're right it takes ages to learn; we've had our workshop 18 months and only now starting to get parts on the car... Maybe that's why I feel a bit outraged by this car... I know a shitload of work has gone into it, but I know how much more would go in to doing it as structural panels!!


What I'm saying is that I don't like any Volkswagen's. I font like Mk3 Golf's , Polo's, Transporters, basically anything with a VW badge. I don't know why. An all carbon Mk3 wouldn't interest me dude (if you catch the drift of what I'm saying)


Ha ha ha – yeah sometimes I leave some large comments. Well said in your last comment. You and I both may have done this project in a different way, I think that's obvious. And yah, I fully understand the situation of just now putting parts on a car after months or even years of work.


Btw if you have a link to the build please post it. I'd love to check it out.

turbo BEAMS ae86

ok, cage are stupid to me, rest looking nice


Nah not got a built thread yet, sorry! The inlet system is 6 pieces and we still need to make the last... I'll probably put something on composites central forum in the next few weeks with user name Jonty... Well worth joining for tips and supplier contacts etc anyway!


Paddy McGrath I stand corrected! When I read you complimenting what I thought was the RNS, I nearly sent my coffee flying. Thanks for the correction.


rook56  Carbon like this isn't dangerous in an accident, no.  You're thinking of structural carbon monocoques on things like single seater cars, which in an accident can explosively fragment into shards when overloaded after absorbing a huge amount of energy.  Kevlar and other materials are often added to the layup to hold everything together after the carbon yields.
But for a car like this with very few carbon plies, and resin that is fairly thin and isn't really hard because it hasn't been through a high temp post-cure, there really isn't any danger.  The carbon will break into bits and mostly stay attached to the metal body panels when they crumple.  Basically there's a huge difference between a thin carbon overlay and a very solid structural part.


I love it(and I mean I really do like it a lot), but R badges all over a GTi is no better than M3 badges on a 318i. Sorry.

Oh, and "you can run a decent sized tyre" a 215/30/20 is decent now?

Otherwise, great work, so much effort, and a great result!


Douglaslindb Awkward..........


MatthewBortot Ugh.........


that's not a GTI it's a golf R


HussainMumeni It's a GTI.


rook56 Paddy McGrath Discover Pro is the official name for it, only remembered this morning. Whats bad about the RNS510 BTW? I know the earlier models lacked, but aren't the later ones sort-of okay? (I ask as I'm trying to buy a MKVI GTI at the minute with a stock RCD310 and I'm looking at nav units for later retrofit)


Sickkk looking car. Dedication FTW.  Much Low, Such Carbon. 
This guy deserves a cookie.

GT3 RS brakes with Mclaren stickers? It's on the internet so it's true.


Never been a big fan of these kinds of cars, but this looks great. I definitely agree with your last paragraph. We all may be different, but that's what makes cars so great. If everyone did the same thing and liked the same stuff, their would be no car enthusiasts. Hard work is hard work no matter how you look at it. Great job, nice read.


Paddy McGrath rook56 My gripes in no particular order are:
CDs sometimes need to be inserted more than once to be
accepted. SD cards hanging the unit and requiring a
restart (of the car!) to get the the unit running again. SD cards of >8GB are slow (ie. 10+secs)
when full. New ipods with adapters don't work with the old MDI
connector. Connecting bluetooth AFTER starting the car doesn't
always connect with Android and rarely with Windows phone. No track info from ipod via MDI. No fader (only balance, but this is possibly a
retrofit issue). Screen loses contrast badly with sunnies on. Scrolling is slow and counter intuitive. In Australia the Traffic button is there, but
BT, ipod connector and head unit are all genuine and were dealer retrofitted. It is about 3 years old but with updated firmware. Thanks for giving me a chance to
 ps. Awesome pics btw, the last one is my fav.


@Fabrik8 rook56 You're spot on, I was thinking of race cars in an accident. It's really interesting to know they are even improving that with kevlar. Thanks for the info.


Very well done.  Attention to detail is uncanny.


A well executed car always gets respect, no matter the scene.
I would spare the hate on cut springs. A set of coilovers might be accessible on europe, japan or the U.S., but i could walk you around some well executed cars in my local scene that have cut springs (calculated ratios of stronger springs, from heavier cars, cut then retrofitted on shocks of lighter cars) because the price of coilovers is "too damn high". Different realities i guess


This is definitely a dream golf!


Paddy McGrath HussainMumeni They replaced the stock bumper with an R bumper, put the R badges on the front fenders & hatch, replaced the GTI engine cover with one from the R, gave it R seats, and put on the quad tip exhaust the R has. They're missing one thing though, the R's don't come in a 2 door.
Pretty silly to go to all that work to make it look like an R if it isn't, but whatever floats his boat. Still a sick car!


ThaWeaver that’s extraordinary. Elevated carbon fiber.


conorporter I know! I want one.


It would be worth mentioning that all the carbon fiber work was done by the hungarian RS-Tuning shop. They have been laying carbon over body panels for quite some time now, so no wonder they reached this level of perfectness. They have a few other cars covered in carbon as well.


ThaWeaver can you even put a price tag on that exterior.


conorporter not really. Probably more than the cost of the car.


loslogo Looks incredible! That black - gold combination is perfect, plus it's sharp design. Like you said rapes so hard.


gazserm It's in the spec-list :)


@Sean l Paddy McGrath HussainMumeni The R does come in a two door FWIW.


Covering sheet metal with carbon fiber? That makes no sense. All it does is make it weigh more just for looks. The main benefit of carbon fiber is lighter weight and you pay a premium for that but in this application it's heavier.