Toby's MK2F G40 Polo


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

grey gray mk24 bagged vw polo

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.

g40 mk2f rear stance

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

vw mk2f polo stance g40

Exterior Mods?

-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

london cartel vw mk2

Interior Mods?

-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

-boot build

-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

vw mk2 g40 polo swap

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.

vw mk2f stance

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.

 

Toby's Instagram

 


Leave a comment