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Classic Passat CC Gets Russian Widebody Kit, Radi8 Wheels

Volkswagen liked what Mercedes had done with the first generation of the CLS-Class four-door coupe, and quietly began developing a version of its own.
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In 2008, that model began rolling off the assembly lines, and it was relatively popular, selling 31,000 on its best year. There were quite a few things to like here - frameless doors, colored leather seats and the frugal 2-liter TDI engines with VW's DSG gearbox.

A facelift followed in 2012, by which time Volkswagen decided to ditch the Passat and just called it the CC. But as technology began to fall behind other cars, sales dropped to about a third in 2015. Eventually, they launched an all-new model under a different name, the Arteon, but we still remember the original design from a decade ago.

At the time, Volkswagen liked to wrap their headlights and taillights around a circle motif, which makes cars of that era look vintage. Still, there aren't a lot of customization options for the owners still hanging onto this four-door coupe, so we looked online and discovered this gem.

It's from a Russian company called Lion's Kit and consists of several parts which eventually end up at a familiar point. Every widebody kit with bolt-on fenders looks like this, which doesn't mean anybody else did this to the Passat CC.

We're told the kit includes a total of 20 parts, such as the fender flares, inserts for the doors, skirts, a weird diffuser, chin spoiler and a small wing over the trunk lid. For extra visual impact, the Russians opted for a grey kit on a white car, bagged the suspension and fitted the popular disc wheels from Radi8.

Obviously, this isn't for everybody, but the work looks clean. The Russians started out with a 3D scan of the car, created a model for the kit and cut it out on a C&C machine. You just have to figure out which wheels to buy.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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