Another Kind Of Silver Lining

  1. Abandoned Places
  2. A Ray Of Light
  3. The Devil Is In The Details
  4. Onwards And Beyond
1. Abandoned Places
The year is 2021 and the world is healing after the greatest shutdown it has ever known. Empty streets, quiet cities, deserted parking lots, things we’d only seen in post-apocalyptic movies so far, became a common sight during the past two years. Nevertheless, we didn’t stop our chase for the most unique project cars, and as such, our passion for this culture has been kept alive and well.
The fact of the matter is that we didn’t choose the location for this actual photoshoot because of its cool factor, or because it had an “artsy feel” to it, but rather because we shouldn't forget what our lives felt like during this period of time and what the world might look like, if we don’t pay more attention to it.
2. A Ray Of Light
Through the rocky road with tall grass on the sides, coming from between some deserted buildings and abandoned trains, a small Audi came rolling slowly, as slow as possible, seeing that this little car almost touched the ground with its whole body. Not your everyday sight, not the vehicle you would have expected to see in such a location.
Surely, the TT is a presence altogether, but this one, my God, it’s in a league of its own. The build, the stance, the color, every inch of the car screams optimism, good vibes and positivity. Much like its owner, to be fair. Joy was the word of the day for this amazing photoshoot and while we flickered the cameras, we also had a very cool and useful discussion about cars. Like with every person we invite to share their vehicle with the world, through our blog, the passion for cars and the culture around them is something of a given fact. And by meeting this kind of people, we can easily hope that the future of this type of storytelling is a long and hopeful one.
3. The Devil Is In The Details
Focusing our attention to the car itself, it stands on a set of BBS CHR 20" wheels, and under them, the owner has fitted TT RS brake discs and TT RS brake calipers. All the setup is nicely stanced and lowered by an Air Lift Performance P3 suspension, for that amazing “kiss-the-ground” look.
Almost all the body kit comes from a TT RS, the lovely sound has been changed by installing a Milltek exhaust, while the exterior mirrors come straight from an Audi R8, and the exterior trims are made out of carbon. Also, that unique pearly color is a combo between Glacier White and Suzuka Grey.
Inside, a Wiechers roll cage has been fitted, while the interior trims are also made from carbon. To top it all off, the MRC engine remapping delivers a whopping 250 hp. Talk about a little city rocket to cruise around in, and there you have it.
4. Onwards And Beyond
So, what next for this small, clean machine? Well, as far as we were told, it will be attending Worthersee events, as it has done in the past years, and we’re willing to bet it will turn some heads around there, too. Not only for the looks, but for the simplicity of its style, which is truly remarkable and built with so much attention.
Will it have more things modded or added, during the following years? Well, as we all know, a project car is never truly finished, so we may be asked to review this TT again, should the owner decide to enhance it or give it another look.
All in all, we’d say it was a good day, sunny and warm, and we did get to shoot with a unique car in a special location, so all things lined up pretty nice. And, as always, witnessing such soulful projects gives us hope that the end of times and the end of cars as we know them, are very, very far away.
Written by: Mihai Dumitrescu / Instagram
Photographed by: Anna Dumitrescu / Instagram