This heavily modified VW Golf II GTI looks out of this world

Independent designer Khyzyl Saleem, known for his photorealistic renderings with extreme visual modifications, presented his latest project which is based on the  VW Golf II GTI (1984-1992). Besides its looks, the cool thing about this one is that it is going to be produced in prototype form, with the help of JP Performance and Prior Design!As we can see from the digital renderings, the Golf II GTI has become unrecognisable, thanks to the extremely wide bodykit. ...

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VW Golf VII GTI gets 70% more power by Mountune

British tuner Mountune launched its Stage 2+ power upgrade for the  Volkswagen Golf VII GTI and the  Golf VII GTI (facelift)The upgrade unlocks 70% more power compared to the stock version. More specifically, the tuned 2.0 TSI produces 385 hp / 283 kW (+165 hp / 121 kW) of power and 510 Nm (+160 Nm) of torque.  This increase was achieved by the IS38 turbocharger (which is standard to the Golf VII ...

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Manhart RS 450 based on the VW Golf VII R

German tuner Manhart launched the RS 450 which is an upgraded version of the Volkswagen Golf VII R (facelift).Under the bonnet, the four-cylinder 2.0 TSI engine now produces 450 hp / 331 kW (+140 hp / 103 kW) and 500 Nm (+100 Nm) of torque bringing the Golf  R on par with the most powerful hot hatches on sale. To achieve those numbers, Manhart installed a larger turbocharger, re-mapped the ECU and used a ...

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Volkswagen officially unveiled the Golf VIII GTI, GTD and GTE

 Volkswagen officially announced three new hot hatch variants of the Golf VIII lineup that will premiere at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week - the Golf GTI (gasoline), Golf GTD (diesel) and Golf GTE (hybrid). Here is the official press release with official pictures from Volkswagen's press site.Press Release90th International Geneva Motor ShowThe new Golf GTI*, GTD* and GTE*All equipment specifications apply to the German market * Near-production prototypeKey aspectsPremière of ...

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Volkswagen unveiled the E-Performance Golf R prototype

Volkswagen unveiled the E-Performance Golf R prototype this weekend at the GP Ice Race event in Austria.The concept car might share its name with the VW Golf VII R (facelift) however it is heavily based on the Golf TCR racing car. This is evident from the aerodynamic bodykit that includes wide front and rear fenders, redesigned bumpers, a racing-style splitter and a huge rear wing at the back.Under the widened and ...

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VW Golf VII GTI TCR VS Ford Focus ST MK4

In this rivalry, we compare two of the class-leading C-Segment hot hatches - the VW Golf VII GTI (facelift) TCR and the Ford Focus ST MK4. Both models are the flagship versions in terms of FWD performance, sporty setup and styling.The racing-inspired VW Golf VII GTI TCR is based on the seventh generation of the Golf which launched back in 2012, even though the platform has received numerous updates since then. With the Golf VIII ...

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Volkswagen confirms five hot hatch variants of the new Golf VIII

The Volkswagen Golf VIII premiered today at Wolfsburg Autostaldt with evolutionary styling, a new range of engines and an array of technology for the interior that sets new standards for the C-Segment. Besides being one of the most important models in the automotive industry, the Golf has always been a very important player at the hot hatch market, so we are very happy to hear that Volkswagen confirmed not one ...

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR tuned by ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline presented a tuning package for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, including performance upgrades and a range of ABT alloy wheel designs. Thanks to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, 2.0 liter TSI engine produces 250 kw (340 hp) and 430 Nm of torque. This means the tuned hot hatch comes with an additional 37 kW (50 hp) and 50 Nm of torque over the stock version. Thanks to the power ...

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