Volkswagen Motorsport unveils the Golf VIII GTI GTC racecar

Volkswagen Motorsport announced that it will defend the Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship in the new Golf VIII GTI GTC racecar which was unveiled at a virtual event, before the official South African launch in 2021.Volkswagen Motorsport’s new GTC racing car is built using the Golf 8 GTI body. “For the past four years we have been racing with the Jetta. Since the Jetta is no longer offered in right-hand ...

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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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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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Leaked: Volkswagen Golf VIII hot hatch derivatives

All the hot hatch fans around the world are waiting for the premiere of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI TCR, GTD and GTE derivatives which is schedulled for the 2020 Geneva Motor Show this March, however, a leaked image gives us an early look in the specifications and the design of the aforementioned models.The image that was leaked by tuners, reveals that the hot hatch derivatives of the VW Golf VIII ...

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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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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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Volkswagen taking orders for the Golf GTI TCR

Volkswagen announced the price and availability of the Golf GTI TCR which, as expected, retains the looks and the performance figures of the concert car presented at the 2018 Wörthersee GTI event in Austria. The special edition which is inspired by the two-time championship winning Golf TCR racecar, is only available in Europe at the moment with a price tag of 38,950 euros (61,831 aud) in Germany.The 2.0 liter TSI engine ...

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VW Australia announces pricing for Golf GTI and Golf R MY19

The new model year brings a few updates on the standard equipment and the pricing of the Golf GTI and the Golf R models.The Golf GTI MY2019 will start from $45,490 (plus on-road costs) with deliveries starting from October 2018.As we previously mentioned, the Golf GTI Performance Edition replaced the standard GTI for the 2019 model year, benefiting from the more powerful 2.0 litre TSI engine with 180kw of power and 370Nm of torque (instead of ...

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Peformance Edition tech standardised for VW Golf GTI in Australia

Volkswagen Australia announced that from the 2019 model year, the Golf GTI Performance Edition will replace the standard GTI.According to the press release, the entire MY19 Golf GTI range will benefit from the uprated 2.0 litre TSI engine with 180kw of power and 370Nm of torque (instead of the 169kw/350Nm of the outgoing version) exclusively combined with the 7-speed DSG, the electro-mechanical front differential lock and the larger ventilated front and rear ...

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