Having done the odd track day event in my everyday A4 diesel estate decided that it might be a bit better if I have a go at converting a car to a decent track day spec to have some more serious fun. I know lots of people opt for Clios or BMW's but I was never one to follow the crowd. Used S3's with reasonable mileage are silly money and most have been messed with by previous owners. I considered a FWD A3 / Golf and going the @Prawn route but decided on the TT. The 225 TT is much more affordable and there are a lot more around compared to the S3. So picking this up tomorrow, 2001 225TT BAM engine 88K miles with 4 previous owners is pretty good for one of these, Plenty of cars with 130K plus and 7 owners plus. This one looks pretty unmolested with the original Chorus radio , no engine mods etc. Passenger window has an issue and the ABS/ ESP light is on reporting an intermittent issue with the lateral sensor. Not too phased about either. Plan is to run it for a few weeks to make sure it's all OK. will replace the rear discs and pads which look quite scabby and sort the issues. Then will be stripping the interior, roll cage , bucket seats, front brake upgrade probably LCR calipers with 323 or 330mm discs , probably GAZ coilovers with rear ARB and various bushes upgraded. A big wing on the boot as I understand they are not the most stable car at speed, Initially just going for a remap with a welly cooler and TIP along with removal of the various emissions related stuff that doesn't need to be there. Going forward probably upgrading the rods , exhaust springs valves , injectors , exhaust etc and fitting an upgraded turbo hopefully somewhere around 350bhp would be good. On Club GTI they have been having some success with a DIY Haldex controller using an Arduino which Is something I could get my head around. Don't fancy the cost of blue or orange controllers.