FoRum FRiday: FasteR, LoweR, WhiteR

Hey everyone: it’s Friday! If you’ve lost all track of days and time, we hope our weekly Forum Friday article helps you keep your calendar straight. This week we have a wicked white MK7 Golf R. And if you’re looking for some substantial reading, then this thread in our forums is for you.

Back in 2016, VWvortex member vw671 wanted a MK7 Golf R. Having owned a 1997 MKIII Votec Supercharged GTI VR6 years before, his passion for high-power hatches runs deep. His search for a “base” model led him to a dealership in Kansas. A deal was made, and the Oryx White beauty was shipped from Kansas to sunny San Diego California. And even before the car arrived, there were parts on vw671’s front porch.

Here’s the thing with this thread: it’s long and full of information. If you’re in the market for an R and you’re thinking of modifications, then vw671’s thread is the one you want to read from start to finish. You see, it’s 35 pages. And those pages are filled with great write-ups, opinions, and, most important, photos.

We can’t possibly cover everything that’s been done to this car, so we’ll save it for the thread. We will tell you vw671’s 2016 Golf R is packed full of great mods. It has an air-ride suspension, gorgeous custom multi-piece wheels from Japan, custom 3D printed pieces, and a catalog full of go-fast bits. Speaking of going fast, this ’16 Golf R isn’t a show queen. Nope, vw671 takes it to the drag strip regularly.

So if you’ve got an afternoon to burn, and if you’re tired of rewatching Tiger King on Netflix, and you can’t stand to bake another loaf of sourdough bread, then sit down with your favorite beverage, and ingest vw671’s 2016 Volkswagen Golf R build thread. And drop a compliment or word of encouragement on the work he’s done.

Oh, and stay safe everyone.