Supercharging isn’t a new concept – far from it; ‘charged aero engines were a common sight throughout WW2, but there can be no denying that there’s something indescribably cool about a supercharged engine, especially if said engine happens to be in a rev-happy, chuckable little hot hatch like the VW Polo G40. Bolstering its already sizeable VW range, Goodridge has recently added the classic G40 to its performance brake portfolio, meaning owners of this classic hot hatch can benefit from its experience.

Goodridge’s latest kit offers Polo G40 owners a wealth of benefits at a very reasonable price point. Chief among these is the hugely improved brake efficiency offered by modern braided hoses, unrivalled reliability and longevity, and a complete absence of that most irritating and potentially dangerous of traits, brake pedal sponginess. Owners even have a choice of ten distinct colours to pick from, meaning that there’s no danger of saddling their pride and joy with garish, clashing hues.

Goodridge’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of performance fluid transfer systems means that the firm is perfectly placed to push brake line development on and drive innovation, but this hasn’t come at the expense of quality or careful product design. The firm’s reputation for technical excellence and dependability has been cemented by superb attention to detail and customer care. A good example of this can be found in the within the line itself, namely the fact that no universal fittings are employed in the kit – all components are designed and manufactured to suit individual applications. It’s also worth noting that every line is comprehensively pressure tested before it leaves Goodridge’s state of the art factory so that customers can have absolute confidence in its functioning. Little wonder Goodridge brake lines are TUV, DOT, ADR and ISO approved.

The result of all this clever engineering is that G40s with Goodridge lines will stop in a far more composed manner than those without, while at the same time cutting the time it takes for the boosted Polo to pull up. Superb braking efficiency and a complete lack of brake pedal

‘sponginess’ come as standard with all Goodridge hardware, but so too does excellent resistance to corrosion, in turn leading to a long and dependable working life.Not only does the kit give Polo owners the option of selecting the colour that best suits their car, they also have the option of purchasing the full kit or just the front or rear hoses separately, making it a budget friendly purchase as well as a performance enhancing once.

While once considered a throwaway performance car or a mere engine donor, the Polo G40 is now quite rightly viewed as an emerging classic and an important part of the hot hatch cannon. They’re not getting any younger though, with even the freshest G40 being a full 26 years old, so all the more reason to invest in a new set of Goodridge brake lines. Those seeking the last word in braking performance would be well advised to seek out Goodridge’s latest performance braking offering, it represents fantastic value and unmatched performance.


£66.62 exc. VAT – SVW0700-4P-BK (zinc plated)

£70.82 exc. VAT – SVW0700-4C-BK (stainless steel)

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