Let's hear a little bit about the driver - What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Toby Wright
I’m from a small town called Ilminster in Somerset in the UK
What got you into modifying cars and what kept you in it?
My dad has always been into cars so I was brought up around old school cars. I started off messing around with the old minis. And there was just so many mods about for them. So I started upgrading them but I could never get the look that satisfied me.
So I then bought a polo breadvan, and got the bug for vws. Then a few mk2 golfs and the builds just got a bit better each time and the quality got better.
I’ve just always wanted to do better my last build and so far i feel I have achieved this, but I still wanna achieve more.
Ok ok ok... Tell us about your ride, what is it?
So it’s a mk2 polo 1.3gt shell, but with g40 running gear
-The car was freshly resprayed pearl metallic a few years ago.
-It on ta technix front bags
-Air lift performance universal hot rod rear bags, they go slightly lower for when I was running 13” wheels
-airlift performance v2 management
-Jr3 wheels 8j all round with an et25 offset so pretty aggressive for the stock body.
-Custom upsweep exhaust tip, that i positioned so it burnt the paint off my bumper lol
-Bad boy classic seats, they are the reclining ones and I recommend them to anyone as they are really good quality for the price and fit really nicely in the polo
-custom seat runners I made to fit the stock seat rails
-omp steering wheel
-a few gauges and that’s about it
Anything special under the hood?
1.3 supercharged g40 lump
Chipped with the stage 3 charger so produces about 150bhp
And then a bit of a bay shave to make it look nice
Made some custom boost pipes
What are some things you've done to your car that others might not notice?
A lot of people don’t actually realise that it’s been converted to a g40. Unfortunately before the car came into my possession it had a shell swap as the original g40 shell was rotten. When I got the car the swap was pretty badly done and so I took out the engine and did the swap myself making sure I was happy with the car.
Anything else you'd like to add? (could be about anything)
It’s a really troublesome car, I’m on my third supercharger however when it works it really flies and I just can’t get enough of it.
Leave a comment