Hey everybody long time reader here, figured I'd chime in with my project car. Coming from a desert racing background racing aircooled VWs in Baja (http://gonzoracing.net) I decided to take a path less traveled with my Golf R.
No one out there other than VW Motorsport uses the Golf R as a WRC Recce car (pre-runner for rally) and I haven't found anyone else do a similar build so here goes!
I know this will not be everyone's cup of tea but who cares. My build will be documented in a series of articles on the road racing magazine Turnology but I will post updates here too. I made every effort to contact admins and moderators to ask if posting the article links is ok but never got a response. I hope it's no problem.
Here is the first article introducing the plans and concept:
In short I plan to build a daily driver that can handle rough tarmac, track days, and light gravel. Mods will include suspension, brakes, wheels, tires, aerodynamic bodywork, engine, electronics etc. but geared toward rally rather than grip or "tuner" aesthetics.
Looking forward to sharing the progress!