Start with a modern, well-respected hot hatchback that is popular all over the world for its quickness, agility, and style. Then add some performance upgrades to it. Then add some more. Then go wild and turn up it's appearance, but make sure it's vivid enough to be seen a block away. Finally, throw whatever caution is left straight into the wind and transform that 2015 Volkswagen GTI into a full-blown, Pandem Rocket Bunny that deserves its own Instagram account after turning so many heads at SEMA. The result is this stunning 2015 Volkswagen GTI Rocket Bunny.
Kei Miura's aero body kits are renowned globally not only for their beautiful design, but also for the quality of their unique craftsmanship. Quite simply, if you want to augment your car with a wide-body kit, a Rocket Bunny/Pandem aero with all its accessories is the best way to go. This 2015 GTI was already a beautiful and aggressive vehicle to start with but has been further enhanced with its new wide-body presence and add-ons like the Euro GTD grille, Golf rear valance, rear diffuser, Golf R headlights, and MK7.5 taillights. Not to mention that loud, high-impact color scheme which was expertly applied: first by laying down vinyl decals to achieve that 3D-block effect and then covered in a Pearls and Pigments plasti-dip style wrap/coating that has a deep lustered finish and wicked shine. The slicktop roof is covered in a vinyl wrap that provides a sophisticated contrast to the tuner-green body, and all those gold decals and stickers on the rear windows let everyone know that top brands and speed shops either lent a hand in the construction of this beauty (with parts and/or service), or just wanted badly for their logos to be associated with this build. And could you really blame them? The attention this GTI received at SEMA and Slammedenuff alone is enough to cover the cost of a sponsorship. Wrapping up the aggressive look are stunning Vossen LC109T wheels, finished in Imperial Gold and tucked in perfectly into the wheel wells.
The interior is more GTI than it is tuner, but a few welcomed performance mods have been added as well. The original front buckets were swapped for black sporty Sparco R333 seats and mounts, providing the driver and front passenger added support through the corners (Spoiler alert: you will not take corners slowly, this car eats them up and spits them out without breaking a sweat). A quick-disconnect Nardi steering wheel now controls the cockpit (original wheel included with sale), a Cobb shift knob handles the short-throw gear changes, and a P3 adjustable vent gauge is a supercool gadget addition that currently shows accurate boost and vacuum readings. No more gaudy A-pillar obtrusiveness! The back seat is still stock and in virtually untouched condition, highlighted by the iconic GTI plaid inserts and red piping. Although the sweet symphony the engine and exhaust create is enough music most of the time, a fantastic stereo system was installed as well. This import was Sony's featured show car at their booth for SEMA 2016, so as a "thank you" they provided some of their best car stereo equipment, including a touch screen head unit, amplifiers, and High Res speakers. The back-hatch area is beautifully arranged for show with stereo equipment and air compressors, all highlighted by the same LED lighting found throughout the cabin.
Now on to the best part: the performance. A 2015 GTI comes with an already formidable 2.0L four-cylinder turbo, but like pretty much everything else in this Rocket Bunny, the drivetrain has been turned up to 11, thanks in large part to the pros at BMP Tuning. There's not enough room to cover everything here, but some of the upgraded mechanicals include an APR Stage 2 tune, APR carbon-fiber intake, Forge Motorsports Twintercooler and cooling hose kit, CTS Turbo blow-off, and a CTS Turbo downpipe to name a few. Kustomz Unlimited provided the custom cat-back exhaust that delivers an unmistakable soundtrack at both idle and high revolutions. Switching gears through the 6-speed manual transmission is a quick trip thanks to the CTS Turbo short-shift kit, and should you ever want to quickly stop this smoke-show on wheels, Audi TT RS front disc brakes (rear disc brakes are stock GTI-spec) with StopTech pads and lines do a superb job. In place of the stock suspension is an Air Lift Performance strut setup that works in concert with a 3H Management air-ride that controls the ride height, allowing for the driver to go from slammed to ride-ready in moments. Finishing the look are those aforementioned 20-inch gold Vossen wheels, wrapped in 275/30ZR/20 (front) and 305/30ZR/20 (rear) performance radials.
With only 18,244 miles on the clock, this professionally built Rocket Bunny is just beginning its trophy-winning, asphalt-devouring life. $40k invested in parts alone, a strong social media presence, and this tuner is already more famous than most C-list celebrities. Wouldn't you like to be the one to take it to primetime? Call today!