1976, Volkswagen revolutionised the world by offering a normal looking hatchback with the performance of a sports car. The GTI. in 2020, the 8th generation of the car has been revealed. Technology and software has been used to eliminate the weaknesses of a front wheel drive car, namely understeer. Understeer is a condition wherein the front wheel loses grip as the car moves out of a corner at high speed.
Golf GTI has been installed with a new Vehicle Dynamics Manager. The system comprises a combination of new running gear setup along with front-axle locking differential and Vehicle Dynamics Manager. This driving experience is enhanced by the DCC running gear. This system is optional and features a new software and adjustable dampers. GTI drivers can select their very own setup using the standard driving profile selection feature and the optional adaptive DCC running gear.
The car has been given a dynamic style which makes it look as if its in motion even when stationary. The 8th generation Golf GTI has low set LED headlamps for better illumination and a menacing reptilian look. The grille is slim and has a red LED running across the grille which merges with the DRLs above the headlamps. This provides a dramatic look to the car when seen at night. The looks are further enhanced by the character lines as well as the huge air dams.
At the rear, the car has been provided with a hatch mounted spoiler which extends beyond the car and offers additional down force at the rear. In keeping with the character and DNA of the GTI, it has been provided with twin round exhausts. The aerodynamics are further enhanced by the diffuser at the rear.
The interiors are digital with two LED screens, one acting as the dashboard and the other as the infotainment system. The classic GTI steering wheel shape and three silver spokes have been retained. However, a lot of controls have been provided on the steering using technology.
Volkswagen has given a go to the key and a red starter button has been placed instead. The button throbs when the gate is opened till it is pressed to bring the engine to life.
The 8th generation VW Golf GTI is powered by a turbo charged engine producing 245 PS of power. This engine can push the GTI shod with 17″ Richmond alloys to a top speed of 210 Km/h.