Watson’s Cupra

1st December 2016 — by Connor Mathieson



Watson’s Cupra

1st December 2016 — by Connor Mathieson

Gone are the days of boxy angular cars, the new age of cars are big and curvy.

Depending on your preference with cars, that old boxy style that had a big on going within BTCC back in the days really provided some damn cool cars. Obviously this style doesn’t come from the BTCC era nor was it the only thing around back then, but it was a significant visual within BTCC racing.

Ross has had this car for nearly 4 years now. When he got the car it was more or less stock with only a stage 1 engine map and a Milltek exhaust.

In the 4 years Ross has had the car, hes transformed it into quite the track weapon. The build list for this car is massive which i shall post down bellow!

On the inside hes removed the rear seats, replaced the fronts with a set of Corbeau Clubsport seats as well as adding in a full rollcage.

Rota Slipsteam’s are the everyday wheel choice with a set of Cupra R Super T’s for when the car hits the track.

The Cupra really is a nice change at the track from all the typical track cars that are around. Rarely do you see a very nicely set up Seat at the track, never mind on that is an absolute rocket!

Words and photos by Connor Mathieson

Here’s that spec list as promised!


– Ko3s Turbo
– Revo Stage2 Map
– 2.0TFSI Coilpacks
– Ported Manifold
– 3″ Decat Downpipe
– 2.5″ Blueflame System
– Jetex Filter
– Forge TIP
– Forge 007p Dumpvalve
– Toyosport 600mm X 300mm X 76mm FMIC
– 2.5″ Pipework
– SFS/Ash Silicone Hoses
– Forge Map Sensor Tube
– N249 Bypass
– N112 Bypassed
– SAI Removed With Forge Blanking Plate
– Carbon Canister N80 Removed
– AC Removed
– Pholenic Insulator Gasket


– G60 Flywheel
– VR6 Clutch
– TT Short Shifter Selector
– eBay Short Shift
– Richbrook Gearknob


– Neuspeed 28mm Rear ARB
– Neuspeed 25mm Front ARB
– KW Variant 1 Coilovers
– PowerFlex Full Front Kit Bushes
– PowerFlex Black Series Rear Beam Bushes
– Seat Sport Strut Brace
– OMP Front Lower Brace
– Custom Rear Strut Brace
– Vibratechnic Engine/Gearbox Mounts


– 312mm Front Calipers & Carriers
– Drilled & Grooved Discs F+R
– Ferodo Racing DS2500 Pads
– Dot4 Racing Fluid


– Rota Slipstream’s 16×8 ET34
– Cupra R Super T’s 16×7 ET35 (Track Wheels)
– Toyota T1R’s 195/45/16
– Race Stud Conversion


– Drilled Bumper/Canards
– Custom Wings
– 5000K HID’s
– LCR Front Splitter
– Fog Lights Removed
– Rear Wiper Removed
– Stubby Ariel
– Colour Coded Bumpstrips


– 2x Corbeau Clubsport Seat
– 2x OMP Subframes
– OMP Deep Dish Suede Steering Wheel
– Ex Rockingham ‘CustomCages’ Full Cage
– Momo Boss Kit
– Nomad Single Gauge Pillar Pod
– AutoGauge Boost Gauge
– Cupra R Volt Gauge
– Cupra R Oil Temp Gauge
– Dension Ipod Interface
– Audi TT Pedals
– Stripped Out Rear

Connor Mathieson