Helios Special Edition Jetta GLI Tribute, SEMA 2013
The first is a Mk6 Jetta equipped with the 1.8-liter unit--an engine set to replace the ageing 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated five-pot found in several VW models. The Helios Special Edition Jetta GLI Tribute doesn't have the catchiest of names, but does pay tribute to a similarly-titled model sold in 1989. It even keeps the same blue and black paint scheme found on the late-80s model, while a VW and FMS Automotive body kit and 19-inch Volkswagen Motorsports wheels add to the car's classy yet racy appearance. Recaro seats with blue, black and gray details and a host of aluminum accents jazz up the interior.
Next on the list is the Racer's Dream Jetta. Sitting on 19-inch TSW Jerez wheels and an H&R coilover setup, it certainly looks the part. The Golf R facia is a notable addition, while all four fenders have been widened by two inches--giving the Jetta a real motorsport vibe in its candy white paint scheme with gloss black accents. It's not all-show and no-go either: The 2.0-liter EA888 engine has been tuned to 425 horses with an APR Stage 3+ Turbo Kit.
Finally, the H&R Golf isn't quite as wild, but shod with 19-inch Rotiform wheels and sitting low on H&R Street Performance Tuner coilovers, this seventh-generation Golf should still grab plenty of attention. A hefty set of Brembo brakes and a VW Accessories styling kit complete the package.The SEMA show runs from November 5-8. You can access our complete coverage via our dedicated hub.