2007 H&R Volkswagen GTI Project


(from H&R Special Springs Press Release)  2007 Volkswagen GTI Project

More than 25 years ago VW introduced the first pocket rocket and started a niche market that is now a style statement for many car enthusiasts. We wanted to build a car that let the best of the GTI and the best of the aftermarket kick asphalt! The H&R Project GTI has something for all. It is subtle, but different. The tone on tone paint difference is not always noticeable, but the power and handling definitely is! The new GTI has an automatic built-in market. The young car guys who built GTIs 25 years ago cant wait to get their hands on this new car. The Y Generation likes a well-engineered vehicle that offers a huge array of aftermarket to add to their style. H&R GTI has it all!

Some highlights:

Horsepower output is in the 240-250 range and with the DSG Transmission the acceleration of the GTI is insane, second gear is space shuttle launch mode!

H&R Suspension increases the fun factor by 10x and keeps the OZ wheels well planted. The tires and wheel fit in fender well with no room to spare. The H&R suspension lowers the GTI 2.0 front and 1.8 rear. Handling is tight and confident ride comfort is superb. The awesome Brembo brakes stop the action in large style when the ride is over or when you bite off more road than your pants can handle.

The exterior has been brought inside with the silver two-tone theme on the dash, seats and door panels. The light and dark silver colors are separated with silver machined look piping that matches the machine turned accents on the dash and door panels. The interior experience is visually pleasing, but the audio system steals the show. The project theme dictated that aftermarket components blend in well. The AVH-P6800DVD head unit looks very much at home in the GTI and controls the awesome sound of this German Concert Hall. The front AMP fits nicely under the driver seat. The rear AMP in centrally located in the custom Cryogenic Camber/Housing. You will notice the H&R FAST (as seen at VW.com) is kept under constant restraint. WARNING: Do not open or allow the H&R FAST to exit the Cryogenic Camber. The combination of the VW power + H&R Handling + Pioneer Audio = fast driving everywhere which can be and is very contagious.


2007 Volkswagen GTI

H&R Project GTI

Powertrain/Drivetrain Type & Modifications: 2.0l Turbo/DSG Autotrans
Super Sprint turbo back Stainless Steel Exhaust
Super Sprint Hi-Flow cat
Computer Flash GIAC
MOTUL Lubricants

Chassis Type & Modifications:2 door
H&R Street Coil Over
H&R Front Sway bars 26 mm
H&R Rear Sway bar 24mm
H&R Trak+ Wheel Spacers
OZ Ultraleggera Wheels in bright silver finish size 19 x 8
Bridgestone tires RE050A size 235/35R x 19
Brembo brakes front 12.5 with drilled rotors

Exterior Modifications:
Car Two-tone paint- reflex silver with lower body Porsche GT silver
Silver reflective stripe separates the two colors
SIEBON carbon fiber hood special silver color carbon
Euro Rear bumper, Euro Rear diffusers
VW accessory front spoiler

Interior Modifications:
Aluminum interior molding from R32 w/ machined accents
GTI Leather Seats Silver two tone color with machined match piping
Head Rests have red GTI style accent
Door panels to match seats
Dash accents match exterior
AWE Turbo Boost Gauge in custom pod

Pioneer full Audio including:
AVH-P6800DVD touch screen head unit
TSD701P coaxial speakers
TSD601P coaxial speakers
TS-SW841P Compact Subwoofer
GM03200T two channel AMP 300 watt
GM06200T four channel AMP 600 watt
XM Radio
Ipod capable
Custom ICE housing for the subwoofer, Four channel AMP, & the H&R FAST

Serious Wheels