Tuners and car enthusiasts know that when it comes to dressing up their rides, Momo is one brand that should always be part of their aftermarket shopping list. The Italian tuning and motorsports company can transform even the most mundane ride into one hot number. One example is the Volkswagen Jetta GLI Momo Edition.
First seen at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Jetta Momo edition returns to this year’s Chicago Auto Show with a fresh dose of accessories like a stylish set of 19-inch Revenge wheels with mesh design. The twin 10-spoke alloys are a return to the mesh look and hark back to a time when Momo offered the style. They feature a concave center and raised caps, and are wrapped in 235/35 Pirelli P/Zero high-performance rubber. The tires are matched by H&R adjustable coilovers that not only give the driver stable roadholding but also allow easy tuning to suit one’s driving style.
Naturally, the cabin gets the Momo treatment as well courtesy of trim strips on the doors, the dashboard and the seats. They complement the Momo GT50 Anniversary steering wheel that celebrates the brand’s birthday. The sporty tiller goes well with the P3 Cars-designed vehicle information display mounted on the driver-side air vent. This cool piece of driving kit shows info like turbo boost pressure, exhaust gas and coolant temperatures, speed and even throttle position. It can really help drivers stay on top of things in the heat of the moment.
This being the GLI, the Jetta Momo edition is powered by the EA888 2.0-liter TSI motor. Putting out 210hp, the turbocharged lump has been fitted with a Miltek Sports stainless-steel exhaust. Stopping force comes from 14.4-inch cross-drilled Brembo brakes with two-piece front rotors and monobloc four-piston calipers. It also gets 12.2-inch rear rotors and calipers straight from the Golf R.
With all that gear, there's little doubt that the Jetta GLI Momo Edition packs almost everything an aftermarket nut could ever want. Would you buy a modified ride, or would you rather spruce one up yourself?