A/b: Corrado VR6 Share Comments Want to see your car featured in an AUTObiography? Just click HERE. We can’t promise you that we’ll feature every car that gets submitted, but we encourage you to be creative, as that’s always a good way to score some brownie points with us. Quality photos won’t hurt your chances any, either. Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex member: Zarman Q: How long have you owned this car? A: I have had it since 1999, so that would make it 5 years. Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car? A: Nothing unique, really – I mean it didn’t belong to a mobster or anything. Q: What was your objective with this car? A: My goal was to add some performance and upgrade its aging looks (although it is a car that ages very well). Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as? A: Definitely Euro. Q: Who helped you build this car? A: I built it myself. I come up with some ideas, including some that were original ideas and have never been tried before – that’s the fun part. Q: What makes your car special? A: I guess originality – almost every mod in the aesthetic department is original. I tend to not do what has been done before. Some of my more original ideas would be the following: – Audi TT shifter – Audi TT inner door handles – Custom door sills – Custom ebrake handle – Custom side skirts (modified from the projektzwo Golf 3 skirts) – Audi A4 headlights made from scratch to fit the Corrado – BMW M5 bumper molded onto the stock bumper to create a hybrid bumper – Audi-style reverse glow white gauges made by hand Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function? A: This is hard to say. Maybe my favorite mod is the headlights, though I possibly like the gauges and bumper just as much. Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car? A: The inspiration came from seeing other cars and my desire to make a 10-year old car look a lot younger then it is. Q: What don’t you like about this car? A: Nothing – it’s a great car to drive and pretty reliable, too. Q: What would you change if you could? A: I’d add some nice deep dish wheels if money was not an issue. Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project? A: A “10.” Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object? A: I would gold plate the exhaust. Just kidding. Maybe I’d turbo it, but I don’t think I’d like the drivability of a turbo. The engine is going to be increased to 3.1 liters in a few weeks. If anything, maybe a supercharger suits my needs better. Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project? A: Myself. Q: What do your family and friends say about this car? A: I think they like it. Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car? A: It would be around the nice scenic streets of Niagra on the Lake. There are some beautiful roads there between the town and Niagra Falls. Q: What is your ideal day with this car? A: Look at it. Clean it. Drive it as much as possible. Q: Who gets to drive this car? A: Just me, and some friends if they’re nice. Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be? A: Try to do something different – be creative. Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it? A: It’s called the Rado TT due to some of the Audi TT influences I’ve incorporated. That was a long time ago, though – now it’s got more influences. Maybe I’ll name it “muTT.” Q: What was your previous project? A: I didn’t have one. Q: What is your next project? A: I intend to finish the engine modifications, then retire. Owner Information: Name- Anh Nguyen E-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org Occupation- Designing customizing parts for my company, Dub Design Industries Club Affiliations- Corrado Club of Canada Vehicle Information: Year- 1994 Make- VW Model- Corrado Mileage- 200,300 km Original Color- Icey Grey Violet Current Color- Icey Grey Violet Engine- 2.8L VR6 Engine Modifications- 3.1 liter increase in a few weeks; DSR 256 cams; EIP Big Valve Head; Diamond Pistons Exhaust Modifications- TT exhaust Transmission Modifications- Peloquin LSD (limited slip differential) Suspension Modifications- FK Koningsport; Autotech front and rear sway bars; Neuspeed front and rear strut bars Brake Modifications- Drivers Edition brakes Wheels and Tires- 17″ BBS RWII/Toyo Proxes 4 Exterior/Body Modifications- Custom side skirts (modified from projektzwo G3 skirts); Audi A4 headlights made from scratch to fit the Corrado; BMW M5 bumper which was molded onto the stock bumper to create a hybrid bumper; Audi S4 door handles; shaved roof gutter; Passat moonroof Interior Modifications- Audi TT shifter; Audi TT inner door handles; Audi-style reverse glow white gauges; DDI door sills; custom e-brake handle Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Alpine HU; custom subwoofer box; Zapco and MMats amps; Focal speakers Thanks/Props- My girlfriend for her support. All of the great Corrado people that have supported me over the years. Many thanks to all. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums to the left. For more photos of the car in this story, click on the link to our gallery at the right.