Aftermarket tuner presents the 35th anniversary of Volkswagen GTI
In 1974, Volkswagen Golf was launched as an alternative to the legendary Beetle, which was built on a more traditional front-engine compact car platform. A difficult move, Golf (known as a rabbit in the United States and Canada for many years) needs an image builder to make small car buyers accept Volkswagen's new products. The Volkswagen Golf GTI was born in 1976, and it developed in the direction of improving power and enhancing advanced equipment, creating a precedent for factory hot hatches. In 2011, the Volkswagen Golf GTI celebrated the 35th anniversary of the birth of the sports compact model. Although the factory did little to prepare for GTI's major moments, a European aftermarket tuner realized that the automotive achievements were worth mentioning. The GTI35.com aftermarket group has worked with supply partners WUNSCHEL SPORT and OZ Racing to create a unique package that makes the high-performance Volkswagen Golf surpass the ordinary GTI.
The most defining difference GTI35.com carried out on the 2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI may not be distinguishable to the human eye. Furnishing a lower center of gravity than the stock version of the GT1, WUNSCHEL SPORT customized suspension lowers the ride height of the GTI35.com Golf by 25 millimeters (little less than an inch). Adding to the low ground clearance look, the special aftermarket edition Volkswagen Golf GTI features 19-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels from the Italian company‘s Quaranta series. Playing a part in the aftermarket anniversary celebration of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, OZ Racing has entered their 40th year of wheel production. Sporting larger diameter wheels, wider high-performance tires are matched with the GTI35.com Volkswagen Golf.
Wearing a titanium paint job, the GTI35.com version of the Volkswagen Golf is given a mild makeover in either two or four-door body styles. Provided by WUNSCHEL SPORT, the exterior paintwork extended to the rocker panel trim as well as front and rear spoiler coating the titanium overtop of the matte black production pieces. Finishing touches to the body’s aesthetics includes GTI35.com’s addition of race-styled decals placed along the hood, front doors and rear hatch lid proclaiming “35 Years of Thunder GTI 1976-2011“.
Present under the German sport compact’s hood, the 2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI’s turbocharged 2-liter engine is brought into the 35-year celebration thanks to a recalibrated engine management system. Rated at 260 horsepower and more than 265 pounds feet of torque, the GTI35.com vehicle’s modification (performed again by WUNSCHEL SPORT) expels a much more throaty performance grunt than the now tamer stock version Golf GTI. The Volkswagen Golf GTI’s higher output engine is matched with the dual-clutch DSG transmission that is left unchanged. Through the enhanced performance supplied by GTI35.com and WUNSCHEL SPORT to the Volkswagen Golf, 0 to 60 mile per hour acceleration is roughly 0.3 seconds shorter. Pegged at an estimated 6.4 seconds for the 0 to 60 run, the modified Golf GTI also boosts an improved top speed by 15 kilometers per hour (9.3 miles per hour) to 255 km/h. Eclipsing the performance of the 2011 GTI, only the Volkswagen Golf R can overcome the enhancements performed by the GTI35.com group.
Capable of speeds above 158 miles per hour, the GTI35.com Volkswagen Golf sells completed before taxes for 32,800 Euros (equal to around $46,200 in US money). A special T-Shirt, dog tag, aluminum keychain and parking sign are added perks with the modified vehicle theme symbolizing the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s 35-year anniversary.
Source of information and pictures: GTI35.com
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