A/b: 1990 Corrado G60

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Next up, and recipient of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: 16V Corrado

Q: How long have you owned this car?

A: 6 months

Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car?

A: Yes, I had a G60 prior to buying this Corrado. My supercharger blew it also took my G60 motor with it. So while parting what I could off of the remains of the motor I sold the charger core to someone on the vortex. After nearly 2 years I decided I wanted to get another Corrado. Long story short, I ended up buying a Corrado from the person I sold my blown charger to. It ended up they had KK do a Stage IV rebuild on my blown charger I sold to them and put it in the Corrado I just bought.

Q: Why did you choose this car to purchase?

A: I had known the person who I bought it from for a couple of years and I trusted them…it was also an awesome deal.

Q: What other cars did you consider?

A: A golf TDI

Q: What was your objective with this car?

A: Make it fast, Make it pretty. =]

Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as? (ex. Euro, Bling, OEMplus, street racer, auto crosser).

A: I would consider it a bit of everything. It has a wide range of influences.

Q: Who helped you build this car?

A: My roommate and the previous owner.

Q: What makes your car special?

A: I really just have a love for Corrados now…they are all special to me now.

Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function?

A: I like the spoiler when its working, I also like the MFA for the information it can give you with a click of a button.

Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?

A: Not really sure. I really like black Corrados, but this one is red, so I put as much black on it as I could.

Q: What don’t you like about this car?

A: Corrados always break. But once you drive them again, it makes up for all the times it breaks on you. =P

Q: What was your biggest obstacle in building this car?

A: The fact that it’s a 15 year old car – all of the stock parts are worn out and need to be replaced.

Q: How did you overcome the issue?

A: Lots of money and time under the car.

Q: What would you change if you could?

A: The color of the car, but that would require WAY more work than I am willing to do. I’m a lazy person.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project?

A: Well, I’m not 100% done yet, but so far I would have to say an 8.

Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object?

A: Syncro, Lysholm, G60 Golf FMIC all at the same time.

Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project?

A: My parents for sure. They hate that I keep getting project cars.

Q: What do your family and friends say about this car?

A: My family says it’s a waste and that I need to get a more reliable car, my friends love it! A few of them even have Corrados. (My roommate has a G60 as well. In the car port there are 2 G60’s red and green – perfect for the holidays)

Q: What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car?

A: This actually just happened yesterday, as I was on the freeway going around 80mph my front grille launches off of the front of my car – as I look back in the rear view mirror I see it floating down like a feather back and fourth. After pulling over on the side of the highway, I run back to the grille on the ground (thankfully it wasn’t broken). On my way back to the car a CHP on a motorcycle comes up behind me and asked what’s up? I told him my grille just flew off of my car and his response was “No shit…” laughing. I thought it was pretty amusing as well.

Q: Has this car competed in any events?

A: Not yet.

Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car?

A: In the Santa Cruz Mountains up Highway 1 off of Pescadero road. 90mph + corners…so much fun.

Q: What is your ideal day with this car?

A: A warm overcast day up in the hills.

Q: Who gets to drive this car?

A: My roommate is pretty much the only one I trust to drive it.

Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be?

A: “It’s a Love-Hate thing…”

Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it?

A: Red

Q: What was your previous project?

A: A Digi 1 2.0L 16v Corrado

Q: What is your next project?

A: A built MK2 G60 Jetta Coupe

Q: What one word best describes your car?

A: Red

Owner Information:

Name- Josh Maurer

Address-Santa Cruz

E-mail- jmaurer@allume.com

Username in VWvortex Forums- 16v Corrado

Occupation- Software QA Technician

Club Affiliations- SFBAVW, NorCal VW, PandaNation, Corrado-Forum.net

Vehicle Information:

Year- 1990

Make- VW

Model- Corrado

Mileage- 61,000 on the clock

Original Color- Tornado red

Current Color- Faded Tornado red =P

Engine- 1.8 8v G60

Engine Modifications-

Kompressor Kanada Stage IV Ported and polished charger 68mm pulley

SNS Stage V chip

3.5 Bar FPR

Neuspeed P-Flow intake

BBM RSR Outlet

Eurosprt Hard intercooler tubes

ISV Re-Route

low temp thermostat

Low temp fan switch

Autotech 260 Hydro cam

Boost return removal kit

Exhaust Modifications-

Techtonics cat back with resonator and flowmaster muffler Techtonics high flow cat

Suspension Modifications-

Koni adjustable shocks

Ground control coilovers

Eurosport rear strut tower bar

Brake Modifications-

ATE power slotted front rotors

Zimmerman cross drilled rear rotors

Mintex red box pads all around

Wheels and Tires-

16-inch Speedy wheels (11lbs a piece)

Parada Spec-2 tires

Exterior/Body Modifications-

Passat glass moonroof w/ sliding panel

VR6 grille

Black radiator support

“Euro” 90mm lower spoiler

Black emblems all around

Shaved door handle locks

Tint 35% front, 25% rear

Monowiper from a Mk1 Scirocco

Clear front turn signals

Blacked out tail lights

3 Slat Badge less grille

Interior Modifications-

MOMO Corse Seats

MOMO 4pt. Harnesses

Manual (Euro) seatbelts

Euro center console

Black leather door panels & rear seats

Black headliner

VDO boost gauge

VDO voltmeter gauge

Neuspeed center console gauge pod

SDS air/fuel mixture gauge

MOMO Corse steering wheel

MOMO Anatomico shift knob

Clifford 550 alarm w/ keyless entry

Reverse Glow Gauges

Reverse MFA screen

Aluminum door lock pins


Kenwood CD/MP3 deck

Boston Acoustic speakers all around

2 12’ inch subs

600w amp




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