Volkswagen brought just three vehicles to SEMA this year (compare that to Ford's 57 show cars): two Jettas and a Golf. Both Jettas showcase the automaker's new turbocharged EA888 four-cylinder engines - one of which is heavily modified - and the Golf is the first seventh-generation model tuned in North America (it launches here next year).
The Golf concept showcases the latest suspension bits from H&R: a coilover setup for the new Golf that lowers the car 1.5 inches up front and 1.75 inches at the rear. 19-inch Rotiform wheels accentuate the stance and cover a Brembo brake setup. The aggressive styling is achieved with a VW Accessories body kit, rear spoiler, center exit rear valance and dual exhaust muffler.
FMS tuned the two Jettas: one equipped with the new 1.8-liter engine, and the other blessed with the new 2.0-liter engine, albeit heavily modified. The white, widebody Jetta concept gets the 2.0-liter, endowing the car with 425 horsepower. The blue Jetta concept is a visual tribute to the 1989 Jetta GLI Helios Special Edition and is fitted with the 1.8-liter version of the turbo four, but FMS left it stock with 170 hp. Plenty of suspension and cosmetic upgrades adorn both sedans.
Fri Nov 08 2013 19:26:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)