Another wonder from Germany that we aren’t privy to just yet is the next generation Volkswagen Golf GTI. While VW enthusiasts overseas have been driving around in the latest hot hatch with its pronounced headlights and curvaceous body. The new GTI should be in U.S. showrooms by next year and you can expect for them to be everywhere else shortly thereafter. It is only fitting that the German suspension manufacturer H&R decided to bring a sixth generation GTI to the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, after all, ever since a team of top secret VW engineers slapped a GTI badge on the original Rabbit the one thing that these cars have become known for is outstanding handling.

H&R Volkswagen GTI Mk.VI at the 2009 SEMA Show
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As opposed to some of the more over the top examples of aftermarket influence at this year’s show, H&R has tastefully modified the Golf VI GTI with a set of thin spoked O.Z. Racing rims measuring 20 inches in diameter with a nice little red accent on the lip. Being the suspension specialists they are, H&R virtually eliminated whatever unsightly wheel gap VW gave the car from the factory leaving the new GTI with the perfect stance, all before laying down a pair of German flag inspired side stripes unlike anything you have ever seen before.


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  (328) posted on 08.17.2011

Yeah,i have to say that I’m really impressed with the styling on this car and knowing on how great it is!

  (399) posted on 08.17.2011

The face of this car is different from the other production of VW. However, I think the Golf is more impressive vehicle than this car.

  (238) posted on 06.15.2011

I love it ! The speed performance of this car is great as well as the look . I think this production car is quite perfect already for its affordable and reliable.

  (449) posted on 03.4.2011

Better leave this thing out! Based from the fact that its limited edition this car use the standard 208-hp turbo , 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with 0-to-60-mph acceleration acceleration.
Its sort of impressive to some but not for me.

  (409) posted on 03.4.2011

Except for those ugly grille everything about this car is sweet!
I think they should consider is a Police car or panda car, as some may call it!
GTI and the V50 has the same price is just that V50 has a manual.

  (570) posted on 02.25.2011

As a hondaphile and 07 Civic Si sedan owner, these results are discouraging. We already know that Honda can build a Civic that terrorizes the track in the form of hte Civic Type R (only available in Japan).

  (444) posted on 02.24.2011

well this is a good news for the both car maker, MX-5 is the cheapest but a performer car with this it sure can top out it’s contenders.

  (815) posted on 02.28.2010

I read somewhere that the brake pedal travels so deep under hard braking that it makes it really hard to do heel & toe for the GTI MK5. I was wondering if there was any modifications better brake lines maybe? or put something on the brake pedal to make it thicker? I could do to make it so it’s better at doing heel & toe.

  (570) posted on 12.22.2009

I’m not shocked to see the Volkwagen GTI on this car show just because it has the great features and competitive car details. Compared to Focus, this Volkwagen have the power to beat up and they’re in the same level. What I hate on this car is the body design.

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