The last time you saw Ricky’s GTI on illmotion, it was bagged sitting on CCWs and sported the original Volkswagen aero. Going through a load of “unseen” photos on our Flickr, we noticed that we never actually had a chance to show you guys what Ricky had done since the last time we featured his car.
With stock body Volkswagens and CCWs becoming quite the popular look amongst VW owners, Ricky knew it was time to do something a little different with his build, and by “a little different”, we actually mean he raised the bar to make his GTI so much more. What makes Ricky’s GTI stand out from others is undeniably his fusion of German Engineering and Japanese performance; the best of both worlds, if you will.
Stepping away from his CCWs, Ricky sought after Japanese wheel maker SSR, and fitted a set of Professor SP1s in SSR’s custom “Spectrum Silver” finish. To go along with the SSR wheels, Ricky continues his GTI’s Japanese flow by adding a pair of Carbon Kevlar Bride Gias seats to the interior.
With some Japanese influence added to the mix, Ricky stays true to his GTI’s german roots by looking to brands such as Oettinger and OSIR for upgraded aerodynamic parts. Already sporting European GTI taillights and the R32’s rear bumper with diffuser and center exhaust outlets, Ricky completely changes the front of his GTI with Oettinger’s front bumper and OSIR’s side skirts complete with carbon fiber inserts. Without a doubt one of our favorite pieces on Ricky’s GTI is his OSIR rear extended rear duckbill wing, complimenting the aggressiveness of the Oettinger front end.
Already having air suspension and upgraded engine modifications/tuning, the additions that Ricky implemented to his build without a doubt make his MKV GTI stand out from the rest. With the perfect fusion and balance of aftermarket Japanese and German parts, Ricky definitely set the standard for what MORE one can do to the MKV platform. So without further adieu, let’s revisit Ricky Luu’s bagged Volkswagen GTI…
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