FMS Automotive returns to the SEMA show with two highly modified Volkswagen Jetta models.
• 400+ Horsepower Jetta brings to life any Racer’s dream
• 1.8T Jetta pays tribute to the 80’s special edition ‘HELIOS’ Jetta GLI
After the incredible response to their three SEMA show Beetles from 2012, landing them coverage in multiple US and European magazines, enthusiast blogs, as well as on display at multiple enthusiast shows, and on the lobby floor at Volkswagen of America’s Herndon, VA headquarters, the FMS Automotive team is excited to unveil their two new custom vehicle builds for this year’s SEMA Show 2013. With support from Volkswagen Genuine Accessories and other partners, FMS Automotive focused their SEMA show efforts on two impressive Mk6 Jetta’s: A high performance 2.0T equipped Jetta sedan pushing out over 400 horse power and a tribute Jetta 1.8T inspired by the very limited 1989 Helios Jetta GLI Special Edition.
A RACER’S DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE
The matte finished candy white performance themed Jetta is finished with premium Axalta Coatings paint, accenting special features of the vehicle including the roof, rear spoiler, and front grille in gloss black. The aggressive front brings together a Jetta Hybrid grille and a Golf R bumper with front splitter custom made by FMS Automotive. After the fenders were widened approximately two inches on each side, FMS Automotive blended the wide body rear to a GLI bumper that accommodates a custom dual exit exhaust with oval tips. The Golf R side skirts were modified to fit and are complemented by FMS’ all-new SEMA show released body side moldings.
The Jetta’s newly found wide body is shod with staggered 19×8.5 and 19×9.5 TSW Jerez wheels featuring silver centers and chrome lip. The wheels are wrapped in 245/35R19 & 275/30R19 Nitto NT-05 high-performance tires and brought to a stop with Brembo 4 piston brake calipers and 365x29mm cross drilled rotors. Sitting on an H&R Street coil over suspension system, the white beauty also possesses H&R Sport sway bars.
At the heart of this project Jetta, is VW’s 2.0T four cylinder engine enhanced with APR Stage 3+ Turbo Kit good for 425 hp on premium 93 Octane pump fuel. The engine was beefed up with APR rods, wristpins and performance pistons and to help it breath, an APR carbon fiber cold air intake system with intercooler was installed.
FMS Automotive’s attention to detail is impeccably illustrated throughout the interior of the car. The black and beige Recaro Sportster CS seats match not only the reupholstered rear seats, but the door cards, steering wheel, hand brake, and gear shifter as well. To complete the premium interior package, FMS Automotive craftsmen made a custom trunk rack to hold and display two Shoei helmets as well as an additional spare TSW wheel. Volkswagen Genuine Accessories provided an RNS315 navigation system with back up camera, a custom sound box and digital sound processor while ECS Tuning contributed an integrated digital vent gauge. Finishing touches to the interior are Corinthian Textile Solutions provided custom trunk liner and carpeted floor mats which are highlighted by aluminum pedal caps and logo’d door sills from Volkswagen Genuine Accessories.
A TRIBUTE TO THE ’89 HELIOS JETTA GLI SPECIAL EDITION
Painted in the blue and black paint scheme of the Helios Jetta GLI Special Edition from 1989, the 2014 tribute 1.8 turbo Jetta brings back key features of its patriarch. Starting the exterior package off is a Volkswagen Genuine Accessories body kit painted in gloss black that contrasts the factory dark blue body color. Light blue pin stripe accents to the grille and other trim give the project a modern twist. While FMS Automotive’s body side moldings were matched to the body color, other accent pieces such as the spoiler and side mirrors were painted in gloss black to match the body kit. Under the rear bumper, an upgraded custom sport exhaust was also added to the 1.8 turbo Jetta.
Modern performance braking and handling
Braking duties are handled by Golf R brake rotors and calipers which were custom painted with the “HELIOS” logo. They sit comfortably behind the mesh spokes of Volkswagen Genuine Accessory‘s classic looking Motorsport wheels coated in ceramic gunmetal gray shod with 235/35R19 Nitto INVO performance tires. Cornering performance is handled by H&R Street Performance coil overs which also give the HELIOS tribute its aggressive stance when standing still.
Recaro’s Specialist seats were reupholstered to have blue and grey diagonally striped inserts to mimic the original HELIOS Jetta GLI seats. The back seats, steering wheel, hand brake, and gear shifter were also reupholstered to match using the same light blue threading seen throughout the interior. The floors and trunk are lined with custom Corinthian textile mats and with embroidered light blue “HELIOS” logo. Volkswagen Genuine Accessories brushed aluminum pedal caps and logo’d door sills were also added as interior highlights.
Volkswagen Genuine Accessories provided a full navigation system with back up camera, a custom sound box and digital sound processor. Lighting systems on the inside and outside were upgraded with modern OEM LED lighting systems.
Both FMS Automotive Jettas can be found at booth #20255 in Central Hall at the SEMA Show. For over 40 years, FMS Automotive has been a key supplier to the OEM and aftermarkets. For more information on FMS Automotive design, manufacturing, concept vehicles, and media experience, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.fmsautomotive.com.