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My Favourite Underrated Volkswagen Group Cars | Audi TTRS, Seat Ibiza Cupra and More



What's your favourite underrated Volkswagen Group Car? Yeah. Same here from the Seat Ibiza to Bugatti Chiron - Keep watching to find my cars from the Volkswagen Group.


Thank you


I'd love to thank Callum, Keely and the Seat Leon Owners Club for helping me find pictures of the Seat Ibiza Cupra.


Seat Ibiza Cupra 6P

Seat Ibiza Cupra 6P | Front three quarter | Photo credit - Liam
Seat Ibiza Cupra 6P | Front three quarter | Photo credit - Liam

What's a spicy rival to the Ford Fiesta ST? Seat Ibiza Cupra. Correct - Though, you've got different rivals like the Hyundai i20N and Peugeot 208 GTi. You can't beat the youthful aspect of this car.


Seat dominated the 1996 FIA WRC 2-litre championship with the MK2 Ibiza Cupra 2.0. The Ibiza Cupra has some rally pedigree. Yeah!


I'm talking about the 2016 Seat Ibiza Cupra. With its sorted appearance, potent 187bhp turbocharged engine and £18,000 price tag. Not too shabby for a Seat.


Skoda Fabia VRS 2000

Skoda Fabia VRS S2000 | Front three quarter landscape
Skoda Fabia VRS S2000 | Front three quarter landscape

Would you want to rally in this Skoda Fabia VRS 2000? Yeah. Whether you're doing Scandinavian Flicks in Finland or brawling the Skoda Fabia VRS 2000 in Australia. It punches above its weight.


Skoda's got an illustrious rally history from the 1905 voiturette A, classy 1936 Popular Monte Carlo to the Porsche of the East. Skoda 130 RS. In 1991 Volkswagen became the primary owner of Skoda.


Thankfully, Volkswagen's nurtured Skoda and their motorsport arm and took victories in the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Championships with the Fabia VRS 2000.


To celebrate their victory, Skoda made 200 Fabia VRS 2000's. I like the rally-inspired paintwork and sorted appearance.


Cupra Ateca

Cupra Ateca | White | Rear three quarter poster
Cupra Ateca | White | Rear three quarter poster

Is the Cupra Ateca your favourite Cupra in the range? Nope. Though the Leon Cupra and Formentor are alright, the Cupra Ateca is an overlooked car in the range.


The Cupra Ateca's based on the standard Ateca. Cupra spiced up the Cupra. With its distinctive bronze accents and powerful 300bhp motor. This Ateca means business.


I hope Cupra crafts spicy cars from the Seat range such as the Ibiza, Mii, Arona and push their motorsport arm with the Leon TCR. Akin to the budget AMG.


Volkswagen Golf R Estate (MK7)

Volkswagen Golf R Estate MK7 | Lapiz Blue | Front three quarter
Volkswagen Golf R Estate MK7 | Lapiz Blue | Front three quarter

Do you love the understated appearance of the Voltswagen Golf R Estate? Yup. Same here - You can go wild with a yellow Lamborghini Huracan or go subtle with a grey Golf R Estate.


The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is the second variant of the Golf R with the Volkswagen Golf R Convertible. Wow! Volkswagen introduced the Golf R Estate in 2015.


My favourite aspect of the Golf R Estate is the subtle appearance and 605 litres of boot space. Enough room to bring my pampered pooches on a fun journey.


Audi TTRS (MK3)

Audi TTRS MK3 | Pulse Orange | Front three quarter poster
Audi TTRS MK3 | Pulse Orange | Front three quarter poster

Would you call this Audi TTRS a fun-sized R8? Not sure. With its mighty front face, sharp edges and legendary 395bhp straight-five engine. I describe the TTRS as a reborn Quattro.


Audi debuted the TT Concept at the Frankfurt Motor show in 1995 to entice the American car market. Akin to the BMW Z3. Most concept cars don't get (tut-tut Peugeot). Never mind last three generations.


What makes the Audi TTRS interesting is that Audi went full-force with the TTRS. From its flared arches to the choice of vivid paintwork. The Audi TTRS is an excellent ending to modern sports cars.


Porsche 911 R (2016)

Porsche 911 R | Carrera White | Front three quarter
Porsche 911 R | Carrera White | Front three quarter

Where would you drive this Porsche 911 R? Monaco. With its tasteful spec - Imagine tackling the twisty roads and entering Monaco at night with finesse in the Porsche 911 R.


The 1967 Porsche 911 R is a lightweight sports car that sold 17 units - but is ludicrously expensive on the collectors market. Interestingly enough, if you bought a Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche offered you a 911 R for £60,000. Cool.


The 991 Porsche 911 R is the Porsche 911 GT3 without the wing with a manual gearbox and naturally-aspirated flat-six engine. Perfect if you love an engaging drive.


I photographed a Carrera white Porsche 911 R outside a local Porsche dealership's service centre on a rainy July day in 2019. The backdrop felt drab, so I added a rainy landscape to give a more natural atmosphere to the photo.


Bentley Flying Spur (2013 - 2018)

Bentley Flying Spur | Black | Rear three quarter
Bentley Flying Spur | Black | Rear three quarter

What feeling do you get from this Bentley Flying Spur? Opulence. At a glance, the Flying Spur might appear stately and beige. But you've got to slow down and relax to see why this Flying Spur is unique.


The Flying Spur shares the same chassis as the over-engineered Phaeton. We've started with a quality base. If you love to be chauffered, the Flying Spur has a lavish interior and screens when you're sitting in the back of this Bentley.


My favourite aspect of this Flying Spur is its understated yet glamorous appearance. It's not how you can get success, but how stable and scalable your empire is. That's the Flying Spur motto.


Lamborghini LM002

Lamborghini Urus | Black | Front three quarter
Lamborghini Urus | Black | Front three quarter

Do you want to hoon off-road in this Lamborghini LM002? Nope. Once you get past tanking the price of the LM002 in the desert dunes - you'll make memories of a lifetime in this LM002.


In the Late-70's, Mobility Technology International contracted Lamborghini to make a high-performance military vehicle called the Cheetah. The contract fell through and made Lamborghini bankrupt.


Skip to 1982, where Lamborghini debuted the LM002 at Geneva Motor Show. Imagine how bizarre seeing an off-road Raging Bull?


Nonetheless, the LM002 shares the same engine as the Lamborghini Countach and has an excellent 0-60 time of 7.9 seconds. If masculinity was a car - That's what the Lamborghini LM002 is.


Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron | French Blue | Rear three quarter
Bugatti Chiron | French Blue | Rear three quarter

Would you call the Bugatti Chiron French Engineering at its finest? Yes. Same here - With its curvy and opulent profile exterior, the Chiron stirs the soul. The engineering is as exciting as its appearance.


The current iteration of Bugatti founded in the late-80's. Bugatti built a modern factory in Campogalliano, where they built the EB110. Volkswagen acquired Bugatti in the late 90's.


Volkswagen moved Bugatti's headquarters back to Molsheim and produced the Bugatti Veyron - an engineering marvel. The Veyron doesn't stand out to me like a piece of art on wheels.


However, I can say the Chiron is a great looking car. From its minimalist yet artisan interior. And, dramatic C-Pillar - It's more than a top speed in this Chiron.


Rimac Concept_One

Rimac Concept_One | Black | Front three quarter
Rimac Concept_One | Black | Front three quarter

Can you feel the rapid acceleration of this Rimac Concept_One? Nope. I doubt so - With a 0-60 of 2.6 seconds, it's neck and neck with the McLaren P1.

Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One | Front three quarter
Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One | Front three quarter

Mate Rimac founded Rimac in 2009 to create high-performance electric cars and drivetrains. In 2015, the Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One became the fastest electric car to scale Pikes Peak at a time of 9:32.


Rimac unveiled the production Concept_One at Geneva Motor Show in 2016. The Rimac Concept_One has four motors - One per wheel for a more precise drive. Exactly what you need to challenge your petrol hypercar counterparts.


Though the Rimac Concept_One isn't the best drivers car, it shows how potent electric performance cars. The subtle yet distinctive appearance of the Concept_One, adds a new taste to the hypercar market.


Conclusion

Skoda Fabia VRS IRC Rally car with Road-Going Fabia VRS | Front three quarter
Skoda Fabia VRS IRC Rally car with Road-Going Fabia VRS | Front three quarter

The Volkswagen Group makes cars for every sector of the market, whether that's the excellent value Skoda Citigo to the bespoke Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Yeah.


I'm interested in discovering the obscure cars that people forget. From the peppy 2016 Seat Ibiza Cupra to the Audi TTRS - The fun-sized Audi R8.


I advise you to take a whole new look at the Volkswagen Group and discover vehicles that you've forgotten, find cars you now love.


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