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Mitsubishi Mirage Mk2 Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Mitsubishi Mirage Mk2 Turbo

Oh yes – it’s another one of those pocket rockets from the 1980’s. The Mitsubishi Mirage, or Colt as it was called in other markets, could have been a lot of fun. Unfortunately Mitsubishi never made a hot hatch version of it to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault 5 and many others in that league. All you need to do is inserting a turbocharged engine of your choice, adding a set of adjustable coilovers and a nice set of polished Starion wheels and you’re done. No need to shed a lot of weight, because these cars have always been featherlight (unless all the small cars of today).

Mitsubishi Mirage Mk2 Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 Bonneville | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 Bonneville

A friend of mine from Switzerland is a huge Ford enthusiast. He inspired me to create this Bonneville Salt Flats race car, which is based on the Mk2 Escort RS2000 and could run in the Speed Week. The body has been altered to streamline it even more for higher speeds. Just imagine the body now sits on a tube frame chassis. This could be one wild ride. The engine? Well, your choice of any engine that fits under that bonnet, really. Go ahead, make it happen in real life!

Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 Bonneville | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

SAAB Sonett Mk1 Club Racer | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

SAAB Sonett Mk2 Club Racer

The SAAB Sonett was a nifty little sportscar. Originally fitted with a 1500cc Ford Taunus V4 engine it had enough power to be a fun runabout. Still… not enough to have serious fun with the little bugger. I wondered what a club racing version of the Mk2 Sonett could have looked like. Lowered, of course, with wider wheels and meatier tires and a few aerodynamic tweaks. Because there isn’t much space in the engine compartment, a V6 engine wasn’t an option. Hence I opted for a turbocharger. Now, which version would you prefer? Stock or Club Racer?

SAAB Sonett Mk1 Club Racer | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Volkswagen Jetta Mk2 GTI | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Volkswagen Jetta Mk2 MTM

In 2011 you can still buy a Volkswagen Jetta Mk2 in China. That’s almost 30 years after the first Mk2 Jetta has been sold in Europe 1984. Modernized with all the current VW styling cues, the latest facelift has transformed the Jetta Mk2 into a handsome car. Quite nice, isn’t it? Yes, you might say, but definitely lacking power. Well, the standard engine has been replaced with the 2.o liter engine of the Mk6 Golf GTI. In order to make the car more attractive and sportier looking, I added a redesigned front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper. The car has been lowered and a set of MTM alloy wheels have been installed. Do you also think the crowds at the 2012 Wörthersee festival would love it? Write a comment and let us know.

Volkswagen Jetta Mk2 GTI | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Ford Granada Mk2 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Ford Granada Mk2 V12

To be honest, the Mk2 Granada has never been one of my favorites – I’ve always preferred the Ford Granada Mk1. Yes, I do love cars with straight lines, but the Mk2 Granadas’ design is a little bit too dull. Nothing that couldn’t be fixed by altering a few pixels, hehe. The front grille is from an Escort RS2000, the bumpers are from a Jaguar XJ-S. Why did I do that? Well, quite easy to explain, actually: I had the Granada and XJ-S pictures next to each other on my desktop. By chance! Inspiration struck and a couple of minutes later the idea had been transformed into what you see here.

Ford Granada Mk2 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Ford Fiesta Mk2 Ghia RS | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Ford Fiesta Mk2 Ghia RS

One of the early “hot hatches”. The Ford Fiesta Mk2 has been transformed from a luxurious Ghia version into a somewhat sportier RS version. Lowered, chrome trim blacked out, alloy wheels, bigger brakes, and other parts added. It could have looked like that back then in the 90s, couldn’t it?

Ford Fiesta Mk2 Ghia RS | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Lincoln Continental Mk2 Custom | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Lincoln Continental Mk2 Custom

Very sleek, long and elegant. This is the look I was aiming for with my Lincoln Continental Mk2. No modern touches on this one – just pure old school customizing and a different shade of paint.

Lincoln Continental Mk2 Custom | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Volkswagen Jetta Mk1 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Volkswagen Jetta Mk1 with Scirocco Mk2 taillights

The Volkswagen Jetta Mk1 was neither a sporty nor a very elegant vehicle – but little modifications sometimes go a long way. I added the taillights from a Scirocco Mk2, extended the fender flares, lowered the ride height and added alloy wheels. Done, simple as that (and it even gives the rear a hint of BMW E21).

Volkswagen Jetta Mk1 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Ford Focus ST Mk2 4-door | photoshop chop by Sebastian

Ford Focus ST Mk2 4door

This is part two of the Ford Focus ST chops. The car has been lowered over a set of nice wheels. The body has been cleaned and some details have been added to the bodykit. However, there was no need to change the bright orange color.

Ford Focus ST Mk2 4-door | photoshop chop by Sebastian

Motsch (2008)

Ford Focus ST Mk2 2-door | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Ford Focus ST Mk2 2-door

This is part one of the Ford Focus ST chops. The car has been lowered over a set of nice wheels. The body has been cleaned and some details have been added to the bodykit. However, there was no need to change the bright orange color.

Ford Focus ST Mk2 2-door | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)