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FC TV EP16 – MODIFIED AMG GT ON AIR AIR

Posted by Matt Bell on 14th September 2020

Welcome to Fast Car TV! With awesome builds, new products, tech talks and which cars we’d buy to modify, think of it as the magazine…but moving and talking. In this episode, Jules from Fast Car is joined by Initial G, Fast Car magazine’s designer, to discuss the best project cars on a tight £1000 budget and ogle over a modified AMG GT on air ride! Make sure you check out Ep14 here and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel

It’s another episode of Fast Car TV and following on with the theme of budget buying, Jules and Graham discuss which cars they would buy with a £1000 budget. There are a surprsing number of choices out there for those with a £1000 budget, from the Jaguar X-Type, Lexus IS200 and Saab 93, right across to the fun Toyota Yaris T-Sport.

Jules also talks us through the product of the week and this time it’s a little on the pricey side, but something that will add some nostalgia and coolness to any petrolhead’s home and that’s a custom gas pump. The boys saw these over in the States at SEMA 2019 and fell in love. These gas pumps have been converted to include all manner of things, from glass shelving to house model cars, to wine chillers and even a coffee machine. It’ll be sure to get your friends talking when they visit…

The pair also discuss one of the more contentious issues in the modifying scenes, pop and bang maps (you can check out our pop and bang map guide here). On the one hand, you could argue that it’s a way of expressing ones personality in the modifying car community, which is what modifying is all about, and on the other, it’s a fabricated noise that isn’t authentic and can seem over the top. Remember, though, modifying is all about what you want, so if you want a pop and bang map on your 1.1 Fiesta, go for it!

And finally, the pair talk about one of the cover car stars of recent months, the Mercedes-AMG GT. This car has been treated to an AMG GTR front bumper and aero parts as well as Rotiform wheels and curcially, air ride. Again, another contentious issue of whether you should put air ride on what is essentially a supercar… The owner, Andrew, is no newbie to the modifying scene haven’t been featured in the mag previously with his Liberty Walk BMW M4. You may well see his next project grace the pages of Fast Car in the future; it’s a Lamborghini Huracan!