SPOTLIGHT: Players x Rotiform Air Lift-equipped Mk2 Golf GTI

Not content with having a jaw-dropping Datsun 520 truck on display, the guys at Players decided to bring out another classic for Ultimate Dubs – the Mk2 Golf GTI.

By: Air Lift Performance Published: March 13, 2014 Comments: View

Not content with having a jaw-dropping Datsun 520 truck on display, the guys at Players decided to bring out another classic for Ultimate Dubs – the Mk2 Golf GTI. Built in collaboration with Rotiform Wheels, this Mk2 Golf is the second in existence to run the brand-new Euro Magic aero, available exclusively through Rotiform Wheels here: http://store.rotiform.com/category/euro-magic

Players x Rotiform Air Lift Performance-equipped Mk2 Golf GTI

Designed by Hideo Hirooka, owner at Euro Magic Japan, there’s no denying this aero looks seriously cool featuring rivet-on overfenders and a retro ‘duckbill’ front splitter. We love the JDM approach to classic Mk2 Golf styling, and it’s the perfect upgrade for fitting super-wide wheels like the 15x9in Rotiform USF pictured here.

Players x Rotiform Air Lift Performance-equipped Mk2 Golf GTI

Serious work has been put into getting the USF looking right. Brian has opted for a polished outer lip to contrast the satin gold centre, while all hardware for assembling the three-piece design has been hidden. The end result is nothing short of awesome, especially when fully aired out in ‘show’ mode. Suspension wise, a Slam Manual Combo Kit has been fitted giving a 5in drop with double bellow bags (front) and progressive rate sleeve-style springs (rear) for a super-smooth ride quality. Check out the full kit here.

Players x Rotiform Air Lift Performance-equipped Mk2 Golf GTI

What makes this build even more impressive is the timescale in which it came to life… a little over seven days to be exact, and that includes buying and sourcing the car! It’s not all exterior work, either. A set of custom-trimmed Cobra bucket seats freshen up the 80s interior along with a half cage in the back. But don’t be fooled by the pictures above, there’s still plenty left to come from this Mk2 GTI – we can’t wait to see how it develops throughout the year.