Photos by Volkswagen USA
Just now we have about the DTE VW Golf GTi (MK8) reported and shown that the eighth generation of the GTi classic is an important chapter for the area VW tuning will be. But now we would like to give you the ultimate proof that apart from the VW Golf there are other Volkswagens with tuning potential. In the form of the US counterpart to the GTI, with a name THE. There is one in the form of the seventh generation of the Jetta. It was launched in North America in 2018, but has been in this country since mid-2016 no longer represented. But in the USA the notchback is really popular. Especially the strongest version as Jetta GLI with 2.0 TSI and 230 PS. And Volkswagen USA now has the sportier version of the Jetta with performance on par with a Golf GTI modified. And on the basis of a manually switched 2021 Jetta GLI for the annual enthusiast fleet. Andres Valbuena, who, as a former Volkswagen Product Launch Manager, headed the tuning team and carried out the modifications in just over a month, was responsible for the conversion.
VW Jetta Blue Lagoon GLI Concept
The base vehicle is a jet black Jetta GLI from 2021, which with the help of a Vinyl film has been given a new coat of paint in the iconic blue metallic shade. So that the lacquer dress matches the color as precisely as possible Blue Lagoon Metallic reached, Valbuena used the OEM fuel filler flap from the 2004 GLI as a template. After some searching the color dress was ORAFOL Midnight Blue Metallic then found. The entire vehicle was covered with it and the Wolfsburg is even on the inner door post and the side body parts foiled. This guarantees that the color change can also be seen when the doors are opened. But it goes without saying not only the foiling that makes the difference to the series. VW also worked with us, for example Air Design together. The results are new side skirts and a subtle one rear spoiler, And Fifteen52 was responsible for installing the Critical Aero Design (CAD) front spoilers responsible.
Street Performance Coil Over suspension from H&R
It went on with the help of AlphaPartswho are responsible for installing the BBS CH-R 20-inch alloy wheels were responsible. These are equipped with a Continental ExtremeContact Sport (235 / 35Z R20XL 90Y) tires. A wheel set was also installed so that the wheel set sits perfectly in the wheel arch Street Performance Coil Over suspension from H&R, which at the same time enables a much sportier gait. And even inside, there have been a few notable changes. The most striking feature are definitely that Ergomed ES leather seats from Recaro but also the weighted one Golf ball gear knob from Black Forest Industries. In addition, the panes are complete all around darkened, which can easily be combined with legislation in the USA. Unfortunately unthinkable in this country. The GLI has been the sportier version of the Jetta since 1984. As the Jetta II with GTI engine, it was simply christened "GT" in this country. In 2002 Volkswagen built the GTI 337 in the USA. That was a special model with an edition of 1.500 vehicles.
VW Golf GTI 337 Edition & Jetta Blue Lagoon
Equipped with at the factory 18 inch BBS RC rims, RECARO seats and a Votex body kit caused a sensation and at the same time an inspiration for the next GLI generation. In 2004 there was the new Mk5 Jetta GLI, which was designed for a sporty driving experience and with something similar Body kit, wheels and seats how the GTi was equipped. It came in color Blue Lagoon on the market, but this was later named by a medium-dark shade of blue Jazz Blue replaced. The 2004 Jetta GLI has been an icon for enthusiasts and that ever since VW Jetta Blue Lagoon GLI Concept from 2021, is the perfect tribute. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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VW Jetta Blue Lagoon GLI Concept (2021) from the USA!
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