Name: James Ma
Car: 2004 Audi A4
Basic Info: (whats basic info?)
Exterior Body Work – Lighting
Oettinger Front Bumper
Oettinger Side Skirts
Oettinger US Spec. Rear Valence
Oettinger Front Grill
OEM Audi A4 Rear Lip Spoiler
Custom Boser Hood
Aston Martin Morning Frost White
Custom Widebody w/ molded side skirts and rear bumper
Custom side vents in fender
Carbon Fiber rear roof spoiler
Valeo European Bi-Xenons
Engine – Performance – Transmission
Remus 102 mm Tip Future Design Exhaust
GT28 Custom Top Mount Turbo
Custom Fabricated Turbo Setup Include:
Downpipe, turbo manifold, transmission cooler, cold pipe.
Evolution Racewerks Competition FMIC
High Polished Intake Manifold, Fuel Rail, Valve Cover
Forge oil, brake fluid and coolant caps
Large Fuel Injectors
Falken FK452 Tire Size -275/30/20
Brakes – Suspension – Handling
355 mm Front Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit
H&R Coilover System
Eclipse AVN5500 Headunit (Nav, MP3, DVD CD etc)
2 12″ JL W6 Subwoofers
3 Alpine PDX Amps:
4 ch 150W, 2 ch 150W, 1 ch 1000W
2 7″ˇ TV monitors
1 10″ˇ TV Monitor
2 6.5″ˇ JL VR Speakers
Recaro Sportline Seats
Carbon Fiber dash and door trim
Oettinger Shift Knob
Schroth Autocontrol II harnesses
Custom gray and black suede interior with gray stitching:
Door panels, A, B and C pillars, headliner, center insert of rear seats
Introduced yourself and where can we see the car rollin?
Hi, this is James, unfortunately the car has been sold but hopefully the new owner will continue driving and showing the car.
Tell us a quick history of this car, from its transformation, modification and awards it took home.
After taking the car home, I got wheels and suspension for it within a couple months. The obsession of modding became too addicting and before you know it the car started winning trophies at car shows. The car has won Best Audi of the Year in 2008 and has taken home multiple individual awards at Hot Import Nights and many other car shows.
Are you done with the car or are there a few things you’d like to add on?
I sold the car because I was done with this project but the new owner has some plans of his own for the car. I’m excited to see how it turns out.
I remember judging your car at one of the HIN shows and as I was leaving you said we didn’t walkthrough your engine bay, but clearly we did do you remember that lol.
It was probably because you gave me a big zero as a score for the engine bay and I thought you may have overlooked my cool engine cover. I had to make sure you noticed it.
When you first heard of Models in the Trunk what did you think of it?
It’s a great concept! I hope to see it grow into mainstream media.
You moved to New York to study fashion right? How is that coming along?
Any future plans to building another project?
I’m going to stick with a practical car like a Prius. Then maybe a GTR as a fun car. We’ll see what happens.
Shoutouts? Hates? Sponsor Plug? Here’s your chance!
Shout outs to MITT, their staff and Michelle Sanchez for shooting with my car. Good luck with everything!
Interviewed by MickeeFree
Photographed by Gideon Perez
Location: Status Autoworks Gardena