This 1992 Corrado SLC/VR6 is owned by one of Apex Tuning’s owners, Kevin C. He purchased the car in 2007 from a local enthusiast and long time friend. As with any other Corrado, the first steps included catching up on maintenance and working out all of the kinks to make sure that the car was a reliable candidate for the extensive work to come.

The “Yarrado” has been a long term project, which began with the addition of a turbo kit in 2009. In early 2011, Kevin decided to go all in and transform the Corrado into a beautiful show car while maintaining the insane performance that the turbocharged VR6 delivers. This included swapping the almost-stock VR lump with a fully built and overbored 2.9 block complete with Schimmel head and 6-speed 02M transmission. As you can see below, supporting all of this additional power required a lot of upgraded parts.

In addition to the upgraded power, Kevin chose to build the one of the sexiest Corrados in the country. This included dozens of hours of shaving, tweaking, pulling, and reworking the body, courtesy of another longtime friend, Juan Perez. Juan’s attention to detail and desire for perfection led to several changes in the overall vision. For example, he insisted that the fuel door be shaved to achieve symmetry between the two sides of the car. After Juan worked his magic on the body, one of Juan’s colleagues at the body shop, Daniel, sprayed the car in the limited-edition R8 color Ipanema Brown, a metallic copper color with three coats of clear that gives the car a very deep shine and makes it look as though the paint is still wet.

Stay tuned for updates on this project. Future plans include an all-wheel-drive conversion to help put down the tire-shredding power.


  • Built 2.9 VR6
  • JE Pistons – 82.5mm 9:1 CR (9.5:1 w/ MLS Gasket)
  • MK4 MLS Head Gasket
  • Eurospec Rods
  • ARP Studs
  • Schimmel Head
  • Cat 268 Cams
  • Precision Billet 6262 T4 .69 A/R w/ CEA Turbine
  • JDL Tubular Manifold
  • JDL 3″ Downpipe
  • 3″ MBS Exhaust
  • Tial 38mm Wastegate
  • Tial 50mm BOV
  • Vibrant 550hp Intercooler Core
  • Custom Color Matched 2.5″ Charge Piping
  • Schimmel Short-Runner Intake Manifold
  • Lugtronic VEMS Engine Management
  • OBD2 Engine Harness Swap
  • Seimens 870cc Injectors
  • Schimmel Fuel Rail
  • Aeromotive Adjustable FPR
  • Aeromotive Pushlok -6AN Fuel Line
  • Integrated Engineering Surge Tank
  • Bosch Motorsport “044″ Fuel Pump
  • RCI Fuel Cell – 10 Gallon
  • Russell Inline Fuel Filter (-6AN)
  • B&M Oil Cooler with Mocal Thermostatic Plate
  • Euro Enginuity Reinforced Oilpan
  • Mishimoto MK3 VR6 Radiator
  • 11″ Spal Slim Fans with PWM Controller
  • 42DD Crack Pipe
  • Venair Custom Hose Kit with Gates Powergrip Clamps
  • Bosch Motorsport Coilpack Conversion
  • Schimmel Spark Plug Wire Set
  • NGK BKR7EIX Plugs
  • Devils Own Progressive Meth Injection
  • Integrated Engineering Throttle Body Meth Plate
  • 42DD Vacuum Manifold
  • Relocated Battery – Taylor Brushed Box
  • WhanAB Billet Dipstick Tube
  • A/C and Power Steering Deleted


  • 02M 6-speed Manual Swap
  • Peloquin Limited-Slip Differential
  • South Bend Stage 4 SS OFE Clutch
  • South Bend Flywheel
  • Driveshaft Shop Stg 3 axles
  • Sdzego 02M Mounts
  • Forge Motorsport Short Shifter


  • CCW Classic 17×8.5″ Staggered Offset
  • Patec Coilovers
  • Falken Ziex 512 215/40


  • 12.3″ 20AE Front Brake Swap
  • Hawk HPS Brake Pads
  • ABS Delete
  • WhanAB Brake Reservoir Cap


  • Full Respray in Audi Ipanema Brown
  • Shave Roof Rails
  • Shaved Rear Wiper
  • Shaved Rear VW Logo and Body Seams
  • Fenders Pulled 2″
  • Shaved Side Mirrors
  • Shaved Fuel Door
  • Custom Engine Bay Frame Rail Covers
  • VR6 Relayed E-Codes
  • B3 Passat Glass Moonroof
  • Spoonfed 70mm Front Lip
  • Spoonfed Raintray Cover
  • Spoonfed Windshield Trim w/ Wiper Delete
  • Spoonfed Door Sills
  • Spoonfed Euro Plate Tub


  • Recaro SRD Confetti Fronts
  • Schroth Autocontrol Harnesses
  • Custom Color Matched Chromoly 4-point Roll Bar
  • Momo Woodgrain Steering Wheel and Hub Adapter
About Apex Tuning is an independent mechanic shop specializing in Service, Repair, Maintenance, Diagnostics and Performance Tuning for VW and Audi vehicles.  Based in Raleigh, NC we are just a short drive from anywhere in the triangle region.
General inquiries:
  • 3
  • 4

Our newsletter is awesome. Subscribe and get the latest updates.