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Golf GTi

Golf GTi (Germany, 1976)

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© photo courtesy of: Volkswagen
Volkswagen Golf GTi
basic info
spec rating
United States of America US
United Kingdom GB
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States of America US
United States of America United States of America
Engine
Straight 4
Type
Hatchback
Displacement
97 cu in
Doors
3
Maximum torque
96 ft.lb @ 5000 rpm
Seats
4/5
Wheel Drive
Front wheel drive
Luggage Space
--
Transmission
4, Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Power-to-weight
134.94 hp/ton
Kerb weight
1830 lb
safety rating:
NCAP
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fuel efficiency
21 US MPG
CO2 emissions
--
Displacement
97 cu in
max power
112 hp
acceleration 0-100 km/h
9.8s
top speed
112 mph
price
--
loan
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ownership cost:
annual
$ 1.571
insurance
--
Fuel
$ 1.571
service
--
tyres
--
about this car

Not wanting to relax just yet with VW Golf’s instant worldwide success, the GTI version of the Golf was released in 1976 (Europe) as Volkswagen’s first sports model. It would then arrive at the North American market by 1983. This Golf version was also greatly admired for being the first hatchback-type sports car, responsible for the start of the “hot hatch” genre of vehicles. It has been considered the third best car of the 80’s.
Iconic as it became, a cult has grown up around the GTI and many other brands’ manufacturers tried to compete with it with similar models. Indeed, the GTI version of the Golf caused an effect on the automobile industry: a great part of all car producers started creating sports versions of their most sold small hatchbacks, ever since.
Plus, it was a reasonably accessible car in terms of price, so it wasn’t too hard to get one. The goal was actually to give this economic and accessible car a higher perfo...


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