Forum Friday: Picture Perfect GTI

What’s better than a great modded-car-thread in our forums? How about a great modded-car-thread with incredible photos? Nothing like a little eye candy to compliment some great information. And it’s the perfect way to take your mind off of…well, we don’t want to say it, but it rhymes with “Corona beer us.”

Way back in 2018, VWvortex member HBird, AKA Hunter picked up a brand-new 2018 Golf GTI SE. His red-hot hatch came with the panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, Clark Plaid cloth seats, and a DSG transmission. Quite a nice combination. But his new GTI wouldn’t stay stock for long.

Over the next few months, Hunter’s MK7.5 received a new intake, shorter Euro-market rear headrests, another new intake, and a bunch of other items.

Then came the fun stuff. Hunter mounted up a set of BBS wheels, then Euro LED taillights (with dynamic sequential turn signals!), and an OEM GTI Clubsport DSG shift lever. A Magnaflow exhaust system was welded in, and the car got some extra horsies through an ECU tune.

But what you’ll really enjoy in this thread are his photos. The clarity, color, and lighting in his pics are exceptional. Hunter, we don’t know if you’re a professional or not, but you’ve got mad skills. We hope you’re making some money with your talents.

So take a break from stress-watching “Contagion” for research purposes, and lose yourself in a great GTI thread. Happy Friday everyone. And check out Bird Haus Media’s Facebook page for more great car photography.