Indonesia now boasts plenty of great car shows. Big festivals with big marketing budgets held in premiere venues with entry fees to suit. There tons of events that being held from known organisers which consistently feed your Instagram random posts. But tucked away in a good beach-front venue in Jakarta last time, you’ll find an enduring, home-grown event that continues to attract a rabid audience on their 2nd year – known simply to entrants as “Hondavolution”. This glorious event was fully supported by a famous Bank BJB which known as a car enthusiasts bank because of their continuous support for all scenes to date. Please enjoy our coverage below, we noted our self that there are such no Honda events for entire our journal better than Hondavolution.
It seems that for many, the cars that influenced us most as kids were the ones that received a special place in our hearts. It could have been a dream exotic or simply a family member’s car that meant a great deal to us and in some way left a large impact in our lives. But for our new friend which known simultaneously in our random Instagram page for his serial car builds, Syaiful always had a dream to accomplished his fitment game in a black 2007 Audi TT. He has wanted one ever since he sold couple built cars and one of them was coming from Audi platform as well.
Syaiful purchased the car with the plan to leave it completely stock body, something that many car enthusiasts can relate to. We all know how that typically goes, you just want to add this and that and you’ll be happy with it… and finally it snowballs from there. Syaiful said he had a love for a super black and wide car, at the time so he decided to call FA Autoworks in Bandung-West Java to do the “rests”. He continued modding the car, sourcing for the best brand wheels, suspensions, and since, to how you see it now in our latest feature.
The exterior is enhanced with a FA Autoworks custom carbon splitter and diffuser, Audi TT RS grills and to refresh the overall look, Syaiful asked them to redcoat all body after went through a hips surgery in all her arches. Syaiful bagged the car on Universal Air Suspension with Airlift Performance 3P which is executed beautifully by ART Custom shop. He also went with a set of 19×10″ and 19×11.5″ Rotiform SNA and also adding the Alcon Big Brake Kit to complete. The rear sports a complete Armytrix Valvetronic premium exhaust kit. Syaiful also said that there is no plan for this car in the future, we agreed on his plan that there is no future plan if you can accomplished a good art works like he successfully presented to this Audi. That is why, we believed so.
In a word, the performance of the Integra Type S can be described only as breathtaking. Sure, with a 0-100 in the mid-high sevens, there’ll be plenty of school kids who immediately point to the times of other, apparently faster cars. But they haven’t driven a Type S. Point to point on a twisting road, this Honda is just so fast that you need to look at a very select bunch of cars – usually with turbo and all-wheel drive – to come even close.
But the truly amazing thing about the Integra Type S is not its outright performance, nor its brilliant handling. It’s the fact that the car is just as happy pottering off to the shops, or taking Gran out for an afternoon. Ride comfort? Firm, but fine. Idle quality from this incredible naturally aspirated engine that develops over 100 hp/litre? No problems at all. Tractability – say, the ability to progress normally while short-changing at 3000 rpm? You can do it all day.
So did Mr. Gatot from Riverside_Wheels. As it turned out, though, Gatot already had a perfectly good DC5, which led him to doing the next most logical thing, which was to swap just about everything that made the DC5 Type R special into place, especially on their body form. Gator nabbed the Integra Type R complete bodykit to match.
Wheels are typically the first area of attack with Honda’s flagship and to satisfy the look and feel, Gatot opted for a set of brilliant polished of Barramundi Design (BMD) wheels with 19×9-10.5 inch, plus an ultimate big brake kit from Brembo which successfully impressed the overall looks of this car.
As with any build, phases come and go and the idea continue turning day in and day out. Gatot adds, “I love how the car is turning out but as it sits now, it’s nowhere near being done. I have big things coming for this car that you just have to wait and see.”