The silver hatch is now powered by a turbocharged 1.8 L (AMK) inline-four. It produces around 250 horsepower on Bosch 730 cc injectors and a MaxxECU. The motor is paired to a 02M six-speed manual transmission with an upgraded clutch and throwout bearing. Power is sent to the S3 rear differential through a shortened S3 driveshaft.
Gateslicks also upgraded the suspension with V3 Racing Competition adjustable coilovers custom made by KW. In the back he fabricated a custom bracket to run a Golf Mk2 Rallye subframe. The car stops thanks to Golf Mk2 G60 disc brakes in front and Audi S3 (8L) calipers on G60 rotors in back.
Gateslicks plans on installing a roll cage on the inside. That is in preparation for a more powerful engine.