Volkswagen Jetta is a fairly boring family car, and it’s typically not classified as a "Racer’s Dream." However, for the 2013 SEMA Show , Volkswagen , in cooperation with FMS Automotive, built the ultimate performance Jetta and dubbed the converted econo-box the Jetta Racer’s Dream concept.
The most amazing thing about this concept is its new 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In its base setup, this four-cylinder engine lays down 210 horsepower, but FMS added a Stage 3+ Turbo Kit that boosts the output to more than double its stock output. With 425 horsepower in tow, FMS also had to strengthen the mechanics by adding in APR rods, wristpins and performance pistons. An APR carbon-fiber cold-air intake system and an intercooler chip in to provide the turbo with a nice helping of cool air.
Because we are talking about a car developed for track use, the new Jetta Racer’s Dream also received an H&R Street coil-over suspension system, H&R Sport anti-roll bars, 19-inch TSW Jerez wheels with chrome lips wrapped in Nitto NT-05 Z-rated tires and a Brembo brake kit with four-piston calipers and cross-drilled rotors.
We think it’s safe to say that this is no goring family sedan.
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Volkswagen Jetta Racer’s Dream in Detail
The new Jetta Racer’s Dream was updated with a new-look front fascia inspired by the Golf R and a grille from the Jetta Hybrid. The powerful Jetta also gets widened fenders, a wide-body rear bumper that accommodates a dual-exit exhaust with oval tips.
This Jetta features sleek Candy White premium Axalta Coatings paint with contrasting gloss-black on the roof, rear spoiler and front grille.
The interior features black and beige Recaro Sportster CS front seats, while the rear seats, door trim, steering wheel, handbrake and gear shifter are reupholstered by FMS.
Where Do I See It?
You can catch the Jetta Racer’s Dream at the 2013 SEMA in booth No. 20255 in Central Hall from November 5th through the 8th.
Gallery Volkswagen Jetta Racer's Dream
To highlight the performance potential of VW’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, FMS Automotive built the ultimate performance Jetta. The FMS team successfully transformed the Jetta into a 400-horsepoer “Racer’s Dream in Black and White.”
Building on an already formidable 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged engine as its foundation, the FMS Automotive crew tapped the APR for their Stage 3+ Turbo Kit to help boost output to 425 horsepower, more than double the standard output. To help manage the new-found power, the engine was equipped with APR rods, wristpins, and performance pistons. To help it breathe, an APR carbon fiber cold air intake system with intercooler was installed. Despite the massive increase in power, the performance Jetta still runs on 93 octane pump fuel.
Handling duties are enhanced by the use of an H&R Street coil-over suspension system coupled with H&R Sport anti-roll bars. Silver 19-inch TSW Jerez wheels with chrome lips and wrapped in Nitto NT-05 Z-rated tires provide more grip. With so much more power, this high-performance Jetta needs more stopping power, which the FMS Automotive team found from braking powerhouse Brembo with a set of performance four-piston calipers and cross-drilled rotors.
With all of the performance bases covered, a SEMA show car wouldn’t be complete without striking design enhancements. Out front, the build team combined the Jetta Hybrid grille and the Golf R front fascia with a custom front splitter. All four fenders were widened by approximately two inches, while the team converted the GLI rear bumper to a custom wide-body piece that accommodates a dual-exit exhaust with oval tips. Custom Golf R side skirts were added along with all-new FMS Automotive body side moldings set for release at this year’s SEMA show.
To round out the exterior upgrades, the performance Jetta features matte-finished Candy White premium Axalta Coatings paint. Underscoring the street performance theme, the roof, rear spoiler, and front grille are accented with gloss black paint to create a sporty contrast.
Inside, the team at FMS Automotive left no stone unturned. The front seats were replaced with black and beige Recaro Sportster CS units and FMS matched the updated reupholstered rear seats, door trim, steering wheel, handbrake, and gear shifter. Volkswagen provided a suite of technology enhancements including LED lighting, a full RNS® 315 navigation system with rearview camera, a custom sound box and digital sound processer, and aesthetic pieces such as aluminum pedal caps and door sills. Rounding out the interior, ECS Tuning contributed an integrated digital vent gauge, while Corinthian Textile Solutions provided a custom trunk liner and floor mats.
The performance Jetta will be on display at booth #20255 in Central Hall from November 5 to 8
In addition to the FMS Automotive performance Jetta, an additional Volkswagen Jetta equipped with VW’s all-new 1.8-liter turbocharged Gen 3 EA888 engine and the all-new, seventh-generation Golf will debut at SEMA.