Last updated: March 16, 2020

The Ultimate 83 GTI Summary

 

Ultimate 83 GTI Specifications Summary

Media coverage on this car: VW Newsroom, Automobile Magazine, Motor Trend Magazine, Classic Cars Journal, CarBuzz, Auto Blog, Yahoo Entertainment, MSN, Motor 1, AutoWeek, Car & Driver Magazine, Classic Cars, Hagerty, Hemmings, Top Gear, The Drive, and many more international web sites. Amazing. Thank you everyone!

A full 125 page PDF document on the car can be found here - for best viewing, download it and display on a wide screen monitor in full screen '2 up' mode.

A video version of this document with a detailed walk-around inspection is available here: https://youtu.be/e84opR4w0Jc

Hi res photos of the exterior and interior can be found here: https://derekspratt.smugmug.com/Ultimate-83-GTI/

The parts/price list of this project is added an an appendix to the PDF document but can also be found separately here in an easier to read format: http://www.derekspratt.com/PDFs/Automotive/1983 VW GTI 2/Ultimate_83_GTI_parts_list.pdf

Holley ECU related software and product descriptions: https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/fuel_injection/dominator_efi/dominator_ecu/parts/554-114

My ECU Global Config files: www.derekspratt.com/Misc/GTI_Holley_Global_Files.zip

Kicker IQ1000.5 Amplifier related Apple iOS software: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tweeq/id1001591656 and PC application: https://www.kicker.com/tweeq

My IQ1000.5 Config file: www.derekspratt.com/Misc/GTI_Kicker_TweEQ_Config.CFG

 

 

 

Index of Project web pages:

Project Overview, Goals & Specs

The Ultimate 83 GTI Summary

Project Car Initial Condition
Chassis Development
Bodywork & Paint
Suspension, Steering & Braking Systems
Engine, Oiling, Cooling, Transmission & Exhaust Systems

Electrical, A/C & Fuel Systems
Interior
Performance Validation
Final Street Trim Conversion

VW Vortex thread on this project

Videos # 001 - 049 (Feb 2013 - May 2014)
Videos # 050 - 099 (Jul 2014 - Sept 2015)
Videos # 100 - 149 (Sept 2015 - May 2017)
Videos # 150 - 181 (May 2017 - Dec 2019)

My original 1983 Rabbit GTI (owned 1983-1987)

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