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Ms Hoons Rebuild progress – Mk2 GTI Turbo

3 February 2012 3 Comments

So I’m not sure if most of you know, but our lady in red(ok yes the car is white, but red sounds good), Marlize had a bit of a accident a while back. Long story short some old lady was obvious jealous of how quick Marlize’s car was and decided to get T-boned by the nippy lil Mk2 GTI.

The official statement:

On Monday, the 14th of November I was innocently driving to work when a 70 year old lady decided to make a turn at the robot intersection right in front of me. I immediately slammed on the brakes and remember thinking that the other driver must pleeeaaase just brake. Locked wheels were clearly not enough to avoid, what I at the time, saw as my world being shattered.

Thinking back, I remember happily thinking that morning about my rims that I was planning to have refurbed and colour changed and that it will be just in time for the Fast, Furious & Glorious event at Killarney.

Was really sad! And things did not look very promising at all. ie: Panel shops being closed during December. Her insurance refuses to pay, etc.

So that’s the story. After twisting some arms, I managed to get some pics of the build progress.

Time for the colour, all panels fixed and replaced, cos that’s how M rolls….

Check this out, Marlize got stuck in and cleaned up the Gearbox and repainted it as well. Now i wish there were more females that could follow in her footsteps.


The Mk2 GTI Turbo Specs:
VW Golf Mk2 GTi
2Ltr 16V ABF

Engine modification:
TurboCharged (T3/T4)
Cast Turbo Manifold
Custom Intake Plenum
Headlight to Headlight Intercooler (size matters) J
63mm Stainless Steel Exhaust

Body modification:
Single wiper conversion, crystal clear lights all round, debadged grill and smash & grab tint.

Suspension details:
60/40mm N-Force lowering kit.

Power and torque:
Dyno’d at 0.7Bar 194kW 310Nm. A boost controller has been fitted since then, though.. *wink*

Times on the track:
PB: Killarney Raceway 13.8 sec over the ¼ mile strip.

Top End:
PB: Saldanha Airfield 202.5km/h over the 800m strip.

Marlize would just like to thank the guys from S.M.A.R.T Auto Body Repairs for all the hard work they have put into her car.


  • Jason said:

    Looking Good M,good luck with the rebuild and see u soon at the track!


  • Michael said:

    Absolutely love the colour glad you went with you gut feeling. Can’t wait for the big day when you take your car down the track for the first time.


  • Francois said:

    Hi Marilize.Marius the owner of smart auto body is a gud friend of mine.He does awsome work.I saw ur car standing the and must say its gonna look mal in that colour.


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