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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VW Golf GTI Aurora and Golf Estate FighteR showcased at 2019 Wörthersee

Volkswagen launched two prototypes of tuned Golfs built by their apprentices at the 38th GTI gathering in Wörthersee, the Golf GTI Aurora from Wolfsburg and the Golf Estate FighteR from Zwickau.Starting with the VW Golf GTI Aurora, it is fitted with a 2.0 TSI engine producing 279 kW / 380 hp, which is trasferred to the front wheels through a 7-speed DSG gearbox.Visually, the GTI Aurora is distinguished by the graphics combining Nardo ...

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Volkswagen presents two tuned Golfs for the 2019 SOWO

Volkswagen of America announced a fleed of seven tuned cars for the 2019 SOWO: The European Experience which took place on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia (18-19 May). Among the concept cars there were two hot hatches - the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept and the Golf R Spektrum Concept - with visual and mechanical improvements.First, the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept which features a unique wrap decorated with colourful rabbits in a confetti-like ...

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VW Polo R WRC tuned by Wimmer

Wimmer Rennsporttechnik Solingenr offers a tuning package for the VW Polo V R WRC Street, that offers significantly increased power figures which result to improved performance.Thanks to Wimmer, the 2.0 TFSI engine of the tuned hot hatch produces up to 420 hp / 309 kw of power and 651 Nm of torque, allowing a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).In comparison, the regular VW Polo V R WRC Street with a 2.0 TFSI produced 220 ...

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Ford Fiesta MK6 ST VS VW Polo IV GTI

In this rivalry, we compare two very popular B-Segment hot hatches from the 00's. On the left, the Ford Fiesta MK6 ST/XR4 that launched in 2004 with a naturally aspirated 2,0 liter engine, praised for its great handling capabilities. On the right, the VW Polo IV GTI debuted in 2006 with a turbocharged 1,8 liter engine and was also available in a more practical 5 door bodystyle. Both cars had a power output ...

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Fiat Bravo 20VT HGT VS VW Golf IV GTI

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from the late 90's. On the left, the Fiat Bravo 20VT HGT 155 from Italy, a stylish, comfortable, fast and affordable hot hatch exclusively available in 3-door bodystyle. On the right, the VW Golf IV GTI 150 from Germany, a solid, mature, practical and well equipped hot hatch available in both 3-door and 5-door bodystyles. For the purpose of this comparison, we chose the 155 ...

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VW Golf MK2 GTI VS Ford Escort MK4 RS Turbo

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from the 80s - the VW Golf MK2 GTI and the Ford Escort MK4 RS Turbo. The first one was the segment leader - the mighty Golf GTI - while the second one was the most powerful version of its stronger competitor - the Ford Escort RS Turbo.So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications. Exterior ...

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