• Jul 23, 2010
2011 Volkswagen Jetta wearing factory accessories
Oh so tasty. Few things on this planet push our buttons like a cleanly modified car, which is exactly why we're still drooling over the shots of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta that VW Vortex spotted at this year's Waterfest. Ze People's automaker graced the crowd with one squeaky example of its new four-door, complete with a host of new look-faster parts, presumably pulled straight from the Volkswagen Accessories Catalog. Look closely and you'll spot a smattering of aero additions, including a reworked front bumper, sculpted side skirts and similarly sexy rear fascia. The company also threw a lip spoiler on the rear deck and bolted up a set of blacked-out wheels.

As far as we know, VW didn't lay a finger on the car's engine bay, which means that even if the Jetta is packed with the company's most potent turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, we're still looking at around 200 horsepower. If it were us, we'd be hunting up an ECU reflash to eek out a few extra ponies to match the menacing looks. If you want to put your eyes on a few extra shots of the car, head on over to VW Vortex for the full monty.

[Source: VW Vortex]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      VW just refuses to make a fast car, don't they?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah cuz my bone stock 2002 GTI 1.8T that ran 14.0's @ 99mph was pretty slow. At the time the only thing that came close in the price range was a WRX.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He must have neglected to mention that it was on a 1/8 mile track. ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, 14 flat with 180 HP? Amazing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @NotMe:

        I don't follow you.

        Yes they brought out the 150HP 2.5L(which has been 170hp for a few years now btw). But, they replaced the 115hp 2.0L with that 2.5L. The 2.5L became the base engine(speaking of the Mk5 since the Mk6 has the 2.0L again). They went from 115hp to 150, then to 170 on the base engines(though again, now back to 115 :-( ). But, the people wanted a cheap Jetta, so there it is.

        They also brought out the 200hp 2.0T in the Mk5's as well which replaced both the VR6 and the 1.8T. Though I do lament the passing of the VR6, I love those engines.

        So when did VW stop giving buyers more powerful engines? I don't see it. They offer more powerful engines than much of their competition.
        • 4 Years Ago
        R32 not quick enough for you?
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL. That car had rear drum brakes.

      skip.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car needs spinner hub caps
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, this car is really polarizing. I am with the crew who says its deathly boring, but from the comments its obvious we are in the minority. I guess this is why so many of the best seller cars look alike... and look boring. And whoever said it looks like an Audi is smokin something. This doesnt have an Audi line on it anywhere.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even tarted up it's still as boring as rice pudding.

      Hopefully, this will get a refresh pronto.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everyone else seems to like this car, but to me it is 100% boring. There is not a single element of this design that looks inspired in any way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Indeed, I'm pleased to see a pic of the '11 Jetta in clean, fresh white. It looks so much more crisp than all of the pics we've seen so far. The white provides a delightful, sharp contrast to all of the black trim, wheels, tires.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mmm hmmm, Looks much betta!
      • 4 Years Ago
      looking good!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't tell for sure, but those almost look like drum brakes in the back. That seems, awfully un-VW-like for the Jetta. I'd certainly hope not, especially on a hooked up show-off.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They did away with them when they wanted to make this car directly compete (in price) with Corolla, Civic, etc. I'm sure it's still plenty capable of stopping... but it does just seem weird.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow. Those do look like drums. I have no problem with rear drums, but they need to be hidden by hubcaps or concealing wheels. Nothing says cheap-n-ghetto like 'show off my brakes' wheels with drums behind them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Whoa! When did VW do away with rear disks?

        My '99 2-door TDI Golf and '01 4-door GLS both have rear disks. I remember noting that when car shopping at the time that the VWs all had rear disks while many of the others I considered did not.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They didn't really cover it in their 'first drive' of it the other day, but yes, you have to move up to the SEL model to get 4 wheel discs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe you had to be there. It does seem a bit like trying to heat up a Camry, and I agree with elpepe about add-on body work. Also black wheels rarely work for me. Still, this was a decently restraint mod.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I assume a VWoA executive's 17-year-old son was responsible for this? Nothing says "classy" like a glue-on bodykit and painted rear drum brakes.
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