Every time there is a new model of any car, the enthusiasts from the previous gens always say the same shit...lol
First, thanks MIKE PP for the post.
I've said this before, but (IMHO) it's worth repeating: Criticism of the Mk8's appearance reminds me of comments prevalent in 1967 when VW replaced the bug's sloped headlight design with upright, sealed beam units. You'd had thought the world had shifted on its axis. See, for example, https://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/KnowledgeLibrary/exterior/Know-Your-VW-Headlights.
The design change is just not that significant in the scheme of all things Volkswagen. And then there's the fact these cars have always looked like a breadbox anyhow. The forthcoming R certainly looks better than I expected.
Some quick and dirty MS Paint work.
Quick removal of some vinyl.
Possibly more vinyl camouflage removed.
The thing I dislike the most about the MK8 is the odd shape under the headlamps, it definitely looks better with a clean line beneath.
They look exactly the same as the old twin piston sliding fist calipers from the original Mk4 R32....which were blue & ran 334mm discs