Welcome to this week’s FC Throwback, where we take a look back at some of our favourite previous feature cars. This week it’s Amar and Haps’ juiced VW Polo’s from back in 2013…
It’s been a while since we featured a sorted Polo, so when our mates Amar and Haps gave us a call to tell us about two of the finest Polo’s on the planet we couldn’t believe our luck!
Haps is no stranger to the pages of Fast Car. It was only a couple of years ago that we featured his juiced Mk5 Fiesta on banded steelies and now he’s back, bigger and badder than before! With the Fiesta gone, he quickly moved into to the world of vee-dubs! After a short lived affair with a VW Bora he then changed motors again and bagged himself a tidy, stock Polo GTi.
As with all of his cars, the Polo wasn’t destined to stay untouched and in no time at all got stuck in hard with the mods.
Around the same time there was another show-stopping Polo being built. Amar is fairly new to the world of modifying but that’s not stopped him jumping in, all guns blazing. First off he fitted a pair of smoothed 16v bumpers and finished them off with a set of Mk4 Golf US markers. Up front he’s added a carbon fibre skinned 6N2 GTi front splitter which makes it look double hard when he’s rolling down the mean streets of Hayes!
Haps has treated his Polo to just as much smoothing with both front and rear bumpers having been rid of their bump strips and towing eyes for a fresh and clean finish. Even the petrol flaps have been smoothed off – nice touch!
When it came to sorting out colours for the cars the two lads have gone for bright and bold! The cars were dropped off with Joe Ninety Bodyworks where Haps had his finished off in his own custom mixed blue, while Amar had sweet Canyon Red paint laid down over every inch of his little dub. With the exterior sorted it was time to get the VW’s suitably dropped!
Both Haps and Amar agree that juice is the future, and everyone knows the man to go to for hydraulics is Uncle Ray! A pair of Rayvern Hydraulics’ kits later and the motors are decked hard on the floor.
Both cars have been sorted out with the finest classic rims money can buy. Haps is running a set of staggered BBS RM012 wheels that have been finished with a pearl white face and some pretty vicious looking gold spike bolts! Amar has gone for OZ Turbos on his Polo and combined them with custom made centre caps, gold bolts and colour coded centres – sweet!
The interiors on these two builds couldn’t be any more different. Amar has combined 6N2 GTi leather seats with a Mk3 Golf centre console and Audi armrest which adds a touch of class to the Polo’s innards. There are plenty of trick touches too, such as red GTi seatbelts and a custom made housing for the all important hydro switches.
Haps has gone for a colour clash by filling his with bright cherry red nappa leather and black stitching. To finish them off, both cars have been fitted with Momo steering wheels and given a healthy dose of audio to sort out the tunes.
So there we have it folks. Two of the finest looking Polos to grace our planet both in one place. Chances are you’ll be spotting these two rolling out to all the shows this season so be sure to check them out in the flesh!
Haps Gill’s VW Polo
Full respray in custom ‘Hapso-lutelyGreen’, smooth front bumper, front wings, door handles, bumpstrip, skirts, roof, boot with Sharan badge, petrol flap, bonnet extension, rolled arches, custom US style rear bumper, shortened plate recess, stubby mirrors with door poppers integrated, gloss black detailing, Jap-spec rear lights
2-way Rayvern hydraulics, single-pump system, custom top mounts and uprated rams, wireless control system, custom rambox display and hydro Install by Rayvern, staggered 7x15in and 9x15in BBS RM012 wheels, pearl white face, gold spike bolts, red BBS badges, Nankang 165/50×15 and 185/45×15 tyres
Front and rear seats trimmed in red cherry nappa leather retrim with black stitching, Polo 6R headlight switch, VW Golf Mk5 GTi gear knob, Momo Team 280 wheel, Sparco Snap-Off boss, TeamSPB custom parcel box
Custom exhaust system
Pioneer SPH-DA100 AppRadio, Gladen audio RS165 components, SPL Dynamics 150.4 amp, 800d bass amp, B2 Audio ES08 sub, TeamSPB custom box
TeamSPB, Uncle Ray at Rayvern Hydraulics, Jake at Joe90 Bodyworks, Amar at TeamSPB, Team Dapper #dapperFam, the Fast Car crew for supporting and always showing the love, most importantly my family and friends for putting up with my mess of parts, late nights and road trips!
Amar Flora’s VW Polo
FK powerlook crystal headlights, orange LED sidelights, Mk4 Golf US markers in bumper, Japanese-spec 6N2 rear lights with laminx’d reverse light, 6N 16v foglights, smooth 16v front bumper, rear bumper, side repeaters, door handle recess, petrol filler cap, boot, jacking points, seam joints, bonnet, and roof, gloss black roof, 6N2 windscreen, stubby wing mirrors, carbon fibre skinned 6N2 GTi front splitter, Team Heko wind deflectors, rolled front arches, flared rear arches
Rayvern hydraulics suspension, chassis notch, staggered 7.5x15in and 9x15in OZ turbo wheels with custom centre caps, gold bolts and colour coded centres, 165/45×15 and 185/45×15 Nankang tyres
Momo 280mm steering wheel, Porsche horn push, quick release boss kit, 6N2/GTi hybrid gear knob, beige trimmed gear gaiter, handbrake gaiter, pillars, 6N2 GTi leather seats, Mk3 Golf centre console, Audi armrest, red 6N2 GTi seatbelts, hydro switches mounted in centre console, 16v doorcards, 6N2 doorpins, interior mirror
4x 8in SPL Dynamic subwoofers in a custom ported box, 1500d monoblock amplifier, 150.2 component amplifier, front CS6 components, bullet tweeters, Alpine 9880R headunit, 200a Stinger split charge relay, SPV70 deep cycle battery, 0-gauge wiring kit
Amar from TeamSPB, Joe Ninety Bodyworks, all my friends for helping me, my family for being supportive and putting up with the mess I make
Words Nick Turner Photos Dan Pullen