Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI

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What more do you need to prove that your company cares for tuners when the Chief Designer owns a moderetly tuned street car? Well, in VW there is no doubt left in anyone’s mind. Instead of your usual top level management employees with little interest in their own product, Derek Jenkins (Chief Designer for VWoA) is proud to display his daily driver: a well-tuned 2006 VW GTi.

Source: EuroTuner
From 7 to 10 June Volkswagen will return to Germany’s biggest race with two Golf GTIs. The 24-hour race will take place at the Nürburgring The GTIs what will race have an output of 300 hp, exactly 50 per cent or 100 hp more than the production car. The two-litre TFSI turbo engine transmits its power through a six-speed DSG-Direct Shift Gearbox. Volkswagen Motorsport developed the race car in only four months. In addition to unique design solutions, the technicians benefited from the (...)

The Golf GTI Pirelli is back; a powerful, fast and very exclusive GTI. Volkswagen is continuing the history of one of the best known limited edition models in Europe. In May 1983, the “Original Pirelli” arrived on the market. It was based on the first generation, second series Golf GTI. A distinctive identifying feature: Specially designed alloy wheels with the “Pirelli P” on their outer edges. A remarkable 10,500 cars of the special model were built and sold within half a year. Then it was over – a limited edition! If there were an Automobile Hall of Fame for young-timers, the “Pirelli GTI”, as it was called by its fans, would have long held a place there.

Daring to create something unique, leaving conventions behind and awakening passion – these have been at the heart of the GTI concept since its inception. To date, more than 1.67 million car drivers have fallen under its charm. The Golf GTI has been an icon for a long time now. A brand in itself. A label of sportiness. To drive a GTI is to make a statement; across the globe. Sin Sin ce 1982, its greatest fans have been celebrating it every year at the Wörthersee in the Austrian state of Kärnten. Thousands come for this event. Five days of Mardi Gras in May. For this occasion, Volkswagen has put a Golf on wheels that is like no other: The GTI W12-650 showcar. This sports car is a tribute to our GTI friends at the Wörthersee, car fans who made the GTI a legend. It is a concept that was designed just for them.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that it will operate a production- based GTI Cup spec racing series beginning in 2008, offering aspiring young racers an affordable entry into professional motorsports. The new series will be sanctioned by Sports Car Club of America.

At SEMA Volkswagen had 3 spots in total to show off their cars. Two spots were taken by Volkswagen’s own R GTI and Thunder Bunny and they decided to give the third one up to a tuner worthy of the spot. Volkswagen handed out some GTIs to a number of tuners. Among them were ABD, APR, H&R and WRD, while Neuspeed got a Rabbit and attempted to recreate its original Thunder Bunny concept. ABD Racing Engine: 2.0 liter turbo FSI with VF-Engineering GT28RS upgrade, JE pistons, Carrillo rods, (...)
Source: Eurotuner
Automobile Magazine announced the winners of its 2007 awards for Automobile of the Year and Design of the Year. 2007 Automobile of the Year: Volkswagen GTI - Editors judged that this sporting version of the fifth-generation Golf succeeds at fusing exciting performance and handling in an affordable and practical package. The GTI’s 200-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission propel the 2-door version to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. All this, and the GTI (...)
In its annual Editors’ Choice Awards, Autobytel selected the Volkswagen GTI and all-new Eos as the Best New Performance Car Under $40,000 and Best New Convertible Under $75,000, respectively. The Editors’ Choice Awards names the best new 2007 vehicles on the market as decided by a team of veteran automotive editors. Autobytel commended the 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine shared by the GTI and Eos, especially when combined with the sports-tuned suspension and responsive steering (...)
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Watch the grass! AutoExpress No more D.U.I. … or at least that’s what’s expected. DetNews 2006 NEXTEL NASCAR finally ended – Johnson overtakes it. FastMachines After Spyker C8, Lambo LP640, Lambo Gallardo and Brabus Brabus CLS Rocket – Volkswagen Volkswagen GTi becomes official police car in Dubai Dubai . AutoBlog Prius lagging in China. (...)
  • Watch the grass! AutoExpress

  • No more D.U.I. … or at least that’s what’s expected. DetNews

  • 2006 NEXTEL NASCAR finally ended – Johnson overtakes it. FastMachines

  • After Spyker C8, Lambo LP640, Lambo Gallardo and Brabus CLS Rocket – Volkswagen GTi becomes official police car in Dubai. AutoBlog

  • Prius lagging in China. DetNews

How do you chose a car when you buy one? Being efficient is one of the first things you ask for, especially with today’s gas prices. And if efficiency is combined with some fun, when you have a perfect car to buy! Top Ten fun and efficient car Tesla Tesla Roadster - EPA fuel economy: 135 mpg equivalent Mazda MX-5 - EPA fuel economy, city/highway: 22–25/30 Mazda 3 - EPA fuel economy, city/highway: 25–28/31–35 BMW BMW 328i - EPA fuel economy, city/highway: 20–21/29–30 Mercedes Mercedes -Benz (...)

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