40 years of Golf GTI

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Celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic Golf GTI

The most powerful production GTI to date with 195kW of engine power

New boost function increases output to 213kW

Distinctive body styling package provides increased downforce

Exclusive interior appointments enhance the premium sports theme

Volkswagen Australia announces the 40th anniversary edition of the Golf GTI: the Golf GTI 40 Years. This exclusive model is available in limited numbers and offers a premium package over the existing Mark 7 GTI.

The Golf GTI 40 Years has impeccable performance credentials. It is the most powerful production GTI to date, with an engine output of 195kW. A new boost function sends power up to 213kW with 380Nm of torque upon full ‘kick down’ of the acceleration for around 10 seconds each time.

The Golf GTI 40 Years incorporates the best technical features of the earlier Golf GTI Performance model, including: larger brakes, sophisticated front differential lock, 19” alloy wheels with a unique design, and adaptive chassis control. The bar is further raised with a host of distinctive offerings.

A unique and purposeful styling treatment simultaneously upholds the Golf GTI’s legacy and sets the 40 Year model apart. A bespoke body kit including a new front bumper with larger air intakes and a two-piece rear roof spoiler gives the GTI an aggressive stance on the road and significantly increases downforce.

Meanwhile, a black side stripe on the body and the choice of a traditional tornado red and pure white paint exterior pay tribute to the original GTI. The interior conveys a premium sports quality, with unique anniversary ‘honeycomb’ seat upholstery (featuring the GTI logo) and decorative inlays as well as an Alcantaracovered steering wheel and door trim inserts.
Highlights include:

· Choice of gloss paint finishes with a contrasting black roof or Metallic paint finish

· Black door mirrors

· Revised rear bumper with new diffusor

· Large diameter exhaust tailpipes, left and right

· Darkened LED tail lights, reminiscent of the Golf R

· Extended side sills

· Traditional GTI-themed red stitching on wheel, seat belts and floor mats

· Front door sill strips with new GTI emblem

· Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

· Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)

· Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert

This comprehensive equipment package adds a retail price premium of only $2,500 to the Golf GTI Performance model when paired with the six-speed DSG transmission, with a recommended retail price of $48,990. However, unlike the Golf GTI Performance, the Golf GTI 40 Years will also be available with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The manual variant of the high performancetuned GTI is $46,990. It arrives shortly.

With such a high level of standard equipment, the only option is a panoramic electric glass sunroof for $1,850 RRP.

It is incredible value for an extremely compelling premium performance package.

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