2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, Pulstar plugs, 225/45 17 tyres.
2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion
Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.
W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse: