As some of you may recall, I was quite successful racing an 8v MK2 in the heyday of the Golf GTi championship. After selling my 8v championship winning car in 2014 I've done a bit of RWD racing in a BMW, a bit of hillclimbing in a Clio172 but more recently not racing at all due to budget constraints caused by having a daughter (!) I have recently received the blessing of my better half to go racing again & bought one of my old competitors MK2 championship 8v cars that has been dry stored since a shunt at Snetterton in 2012. I plan to re-shell it over the winter into a significantly lightened shell with the target of a sub 800kg finished car. As well as adding lightness, I aim to give is significantly more power in the form of a well put together ABF on (bike) bodies. I have a very experienced race engine builder ready to do the work but he's not a VW guy. His main bread & butter is ford Cosworth & Duratec engines so before we steam in I thought I would ask the collective wisdom here the best path to go down for good power & torque without having to take out a sizable mortgage. My initial thoughts are: Man in the shed head Newman cams (spec?) Steel rods Forged pistons (overbore?) Properly blueprinted & balanced bottom end Bike throttle bodies (which ones?) Stand alone ecu (which one?) Hoping for 230bhp (ish) Any advice greatfully received.