My initial aim with this car is too make it the best it can be, looks, engine, handling etc. without compromising everyday usability. I have no interest in making my car stand out too much, preferring the more subtle 'less is more approach'. It has recently been treated to the latest Revo stage 2 linear code. I love it, feels so aggressive. Will shortly be getting new rods and piston rings etc etc for a engine rebuild and i cannot wait. I want the car to appear standard and unmodified. I dont want to ruin what is a very good looking, classy car. AS IT STOOD IN 2012/13. CURRENT PICS TO FOLLOW ENGINE: R-Tech custom Stage 2+. Devils Own WMI . 550CC injectors. Creation Motorsport 19mm baffled catch can. Relentless V3 tubular exhaust manifold. CobraSport 3" downpipe & Decat. CobraSport 3" non resonated/non baffled Cat Back. INA connecting Rod Package: - DM Forged 144|25|20-S Connecting rods & ARP 2000 Bolts. - Elring 82mm max bore head gasket. - Gates Performance timing belt/Manual Tensioner. - OEM replacement head bolts. - KS connecting rod bearings. - Victor Reinz oil pan silicone paste. - (2) MANN W719/30 Oil Filters. - (13) Exhaust manifold nuts. - INA Phenolic Insulator Gasket. - Piston Rings. - Bores Honed. Relentless heat shield. BMC TwinCone 80mm filter. Badger5 heatshield. N249 bypass. NGK IX BKR7EIX Iridium spark plugs. Forge red throttle body hose. Forge red Charge pipe hose. Badger5 V2.2 turbo intake pipe. Forge 007p diverter valve. Aluminium billet injector cups. ENGINE MAINTENANCE HISTORY: Cambelt & waterpump X4. Oil breather pipe & sump clean. Fuel pump (didn't fail, just preventative maintenance) Gearbox flush and fresh oil. Carbon Clean. Fully Synthetic oil every 6 months or 2k. Dipstick replacement (Brittle & crumbled). Brake servo pipe perished (replaced). Battery X4 Coilpack X4 (working, preventative maintenance). MAF. Nearside windows X2. Throttle body clean every 4k. Replacement door seals all round. Scuttle panel . Rear wheel bearings. New front headlight assembly X2. Front control arms X2 . Replacement Cobra exhaust due to baffles. Brake calipers repainted and refurbed/rebuilt. ENGINE COSMETIC: ECS Carbon Fibre Engine Cover. Polished/gloss black Inlet Manifold. Gloss black rocker cover. Polished Charge Pipe. Polished inlet manifold cover. Polished Coilpack cover. Gloss black throttle body. Polished fuel rail. Porsche Oil Cap. Porsche Coolant Cap SEAT Strut tops. Creation Motorsport full PCV upgrade in red. Creation Motorsport N75 and DV upgrade. Creation Motorsport Carbon canister upgrade. Creation Motorsport Servo pipe upgrade . HANDLING: KW Variant 3 Coilovers. Hughes Engineering rear strut brace. S3 Front strut brace. R32 front ARB with SuperPro bushes. D1 Spec forged black front 20mm spacers. Direnza forged black rear 25mm spacers. Forge short shift (L/R & F/R). SuperPro Polybushes: Front Control Arm, front bush kit. Front Control Arm, rear bush kit. Lower engine steady, front bush kit. Lower engine steady, rear bush kit. Dogbone Mount Bush Kit. Rear Axle Pivot Bush Kit. Front Anti-Roll Bar to Chassis bush kit. Steering Rack Mount Bush Kit). COOLING: Toyosport 600x300x76mm big intercooler. Black 3" CAF with trumpet ends fitted to bumper. 2x red elbow hose 90 degree 63mm. 2x red elbow 45 degree bended hose 63mm. 2x alloy elbow bended 45 degree 63mm. 2x black silicone reducers 63-76mm. 12x Murray Corp's Turbo constant tension clamps, size 36 (50-73 mm). 1x alloy hose joiner 63mm length 200mm. 4x Murray Corp's Turbo constant tension clamps, size 44 (64-86mm). BRAKES: VBT VagBremTechnic 343mm X 28mm floating discs. VBT VagBremTechnic brackets X2. Motul RBF 600 brake fluid ECS Tuning 306mm X 22mm rear 2 piece discs. Ferodo DS2500 front and rear pads. HEL Braided Lines Front & Rear. Brembos refurbed Porsche red (BCS Automotive). LIGHTING: 6000k bulbs. Hids removed. Full LED interior lights. LED side repeaters. White Side Lights Fogs Removed. WHEELS & TYRES: Standard Alloys Refurbed Hyper Bright Silver (Range Rover Spec). Genuine SEAT centre caps OEM. Bridgestone Potenza S001 x4 INTERIOR: Corbeau RRS Sportline reclining seats. Corbeau subframes & sliders. Custom R8 flat bottom steering wheel. DEFI BF 60mm Boost gauge red. DEFI BF 60mm Oil Temperature gauge red. Nomad 60mm twin pod. DEFI RACER 52mm Oil Pressure gauge in red. DEFI RACER 52mm Volts gauge in red. DEFI LINK METER. Custom deep pile floor mats in black. Custom rear boot carpet with boot tray. EXTERIOR: Full Aero Wipers including arms. Maxton Design front splitter gloss black. Maxton Design rear lip spoiler gloss black. Rear tinted windows. B pillars wrapped gloss black. Wind mirrors wrapped gloss black. Fabia Rear Wiper. CUPRA Badge. The car had 3300 miles on the clock when i brought it in St.Albans. It was a tough descision choosing this one over the platinum i had my heart set on. The platinum had 6600 miles on the same 55 plate so it was a no brainer in the end. After months and months of researching the car, reliability etc i agreed to sign the cheque, and this was one of the best things i have ever done.