Where to begin.
Prior to the Golf R, I owned and loved my Renault Megane RS250. It was and is the best drivers car I have ever driven. I fettled with it pretty extensively, B14 Coilovers, FMIC, Decat, Recaro Pole Positions, sticky tyres, striped out and a remap of 310bhp. Just before winter 2018, I was just about to place the Megane in the garage on the trickle charger when I decided to sell. It was a car that needed to be used. The day after I listed it, a guy and his missus travelled down from Leeds with the asking price in cash. Quick, easy, stress free sale.
Renault Megane RS250 CUP by Lloyd Bowen, on Flickr
Rs250 by Lloyd Bowen, on Flickr
I wanted a car that could be both practical to use everyday and to have a bit of poke. I knew the Cupra has pedigree after it stole the Nurburgring record from the Megane.
So with a bit of research I knew I wanted a Cupra. I also wanted a manual (yes, that's right manual) as coming from such a driver focused car in to an auto/DSG would have been too much for me to take. The hunt began.
Enter my Leon Cupra 280, Manual, Dynamic grey, Black pack with heated front buckets.
Breathed on it a bit
Collection day or near enough:
20181007_194805 by Lloyd Bowen, on Flickr
Then came some changes. In no particular order and not all have images:
Maxton designs spoiler extension
Sachs Performance clutch
DMS Performance remap 370bhp/368lbf
Possibly forgotten somethings....
IMG_20190209_131407_674 by Lloyd Bowen, on Flickr
IMG_20190216_180449_814 by Lloyd Bowen, on Flickr
IMG_20190217_144640_125 by Lloyd Bowen, on Flickr
Even after fitting a dogbone mount and new tyres it still suffered with wheelhop in anything other than bone dry conditions. Plus the Golf R was always in the back of my mind...
Step forward my white, manual, 5 door, R. Bought from Sinclair VW in Cardiff, service was fantastic.
I managed to remove most engine bits from the Cupra to the R including the Team Dynamics
Then most recently I added a KSB Splitter and Maxton spoiler extension.
And that brings us to today.
Mods so far:
Turbo intake pipe
Clutch delay valve removed and pedal stop
Powerflex dogbone mount
Team Dynamic 1.3s
Black badges and wing mirror covers
Next, in no particular order:
Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading.