Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Golf V with a Supercar Twist

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

The enthusiasm for fitting wheels from luxury, premium and sports cars to modified VAG products shows no sign of abating. People have been bolting Porsche wheels to VWs from time immemorial, and in the last half-decade or so there have probably been more Golfs and Passats wearing Bentley rims than there have Bentleys.
Of course, wheel-whoring is a competitive business, and chasing after supercar rims is an all-consuming (if rather expensive) pursuit. At the Players Classic, for example, SuckSqueezeBangBlow spotted a Golf on Lamborghini Gallardo wheels, an A3 on TVR Tuscan rims, and another Golf on McLaren-Mercedes SLR rolling stock. But perhaps most unusual of all was this understated mkV Golf, parked away from the main show area. It's clean and crisp in its fashionably subdued white hue, with external mods kept to a minimum; US-spec rear bumper and not a lot else. From afar, the eye is immediately drawn by the way it sits - on air, natch - but getting up close, you spot that those gorgeous wheels have the little Aston Martin wings in the centre. And that's very cool indeed.

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