There have been quite a few VW Polo's popping up in the scene lately, and for good reason. They’re quick, efficient and they make the perfect canvas for a car enthusiast like Charlene Naidoo. As popular as they may be, Charlene’s Polo is definitely one of a kind. We recently hung out with Charlene and got a closer look at “Blush”, the Polo with serious AIRTITUDE.
Charlene started her work of art by getting the grill, roof, bonnet, windshields, rims and beadings dipped in blue which already changed the cars appearance in a huge way.
Next up was to decide on a set of rims which was is no easy task when millions of designs are available in today’s massive wheel market. A set of HRE rims were tried on first, followed by a set of Rotiforms, but Charlene finally settled on a set of BBS LM rims that she had sprayed ice white.
The horrid wheel gap that stance addicts despise is no longer an issue thanks to the Tabeo air suspension kit fitted by Stance Engineering. Now Charlene can raise and lower her car with just the touch of a button. Does this make Charlene the first female to own a bagged car in Durbs?
The exterior also sees the addition of a Cupra lip hugging onto the front bumper and custom colour coded eyelids that give the front-end that aggressive look. A head turner indeed, and that’s before you even get to see the interior.
The seats have been reupholstered in blue leather and checked cloth. The dashboard panels as well as the A, B & C pillars and vent surrounds have been sprayed the same shade of blue as the seat leather. These changes flow perfectly together with the Polo's stock dash lighting.
Sound wise, this baby has been fitted with an XTC audio double din that splits the signal to the XTC audio 4channel amp and Boss audio monoblock. Pioneer mids and tweeters supply the mid/high frequencies and the bass is supplied by a trio of Targa street series 12inch woofers, but that’s about to change because Blush is always under construction.
The car was built to be a head-turner so performance mods were kept subtle with just a Primaforce branch and exhaust in play. A custom engine bay cover has been made to match the exterior with some of the names of contributing companies that helped get Blush to where she is now.
A few other extras include a Webasto tilt and slide sunroof, dice tyre valve caps, an assortment of stickers, an H.I.D kit and Lamin x lights.
Charlene would like to thank her husband Tyrone, Stance Engineering, and everybody else involved in getting Blush to where she is today. We can all agree that she’s a real beauty and we’re sure this won’t be the last we hear of her!