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Volkswagen Golf GTI 35 Edition

Volkswagen Celebrates 35 Years Of The GTI With 235-Horsepower Special Edition

Just five years ago, Volkswagen launched a special edition GTI Edition 30 to mark the 30th anniversary of the sporty GTI hatchback. Back then, VW was building its MkV Golf and in GTI Edition 30 trim the car came packing some 230 horsepower and the choice of either six-speed manual or dual-clutch... read more

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Mini Cooper S JCW And Volkswagen GTI

Hot Hatch Rivalry: MINI Cooper S vs Volkswagen GTI

 Ask a gear head what was the first “hot hatchback,” the majority of them will answer with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was first produced in 1976 but didn’t reach... read more March 26, 2010 by 

2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI: The Greenest Hot Hatch?

The front-wheel-drive Volkswagen GTI is a blast to drive. It’s fun slow, it’s fun fast. It’s a lot like a MINI Cooper in that regard, but less cute, way more practical... read more February 2, 2010 by 

2010 VW GTI App Store Launch

VW Launches 2010 GTI With iPhone and iPod Touch App

In Pebble Beach, we saw the 2011 Infiniti M become the first car launched "virtually," thanks to a high-tech projection display system. Today, Volkswagen is the first... read more October 22, 2009 by 

2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI Preview

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is finally making its way to the U.S. in Mark VI form, and though it's down 10 horsepower on its international-spec doppelganger, it's actually... read more October 6, 2009 by 

2010 Volkswagen Mark VI Golf GTI

VW Golf GTD diesel sports hatch hits the market

Late last year, reports emerged claiming Volkswagen was working on three separate sports-oriented versions of the popular Golf hatchback. The first of these we've already... read more June 8, 2009 by 

vw golf gti street 001

VW apprentices build 301hp Golf GTI Street

Custom-tuned turbocharged four-cylinder hatches are pretty common fare anywhere in the world. But it's not every day that a handful of young apprentices at one of the world's... read more May 21, 2009 by 

PPI Razor GTR Audi R8 live

PPI unveils Razor GTR Audi R8 at Top Marques Monaco

Following the unveiling of the original ‘Razor’ Audi R8 at the Essen Motor Show last year, German tuning firm PPI Automotive Design GmbH has unveiled an even more... read more May 4, 2009 by 

Volkswagen Polo GTI

Preview: Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen's next-generation Polo supermini will be getting a GTI performance variant, much like the current model as well as its larger VW Golf sibling. As expected, the... read more April 1, 2009 by 

Mark VI VW Golf

Volkswagen makes switch from Rabbit to Golf official

Volkswagen’s Mark VI Golf hatchback will lose the Rabbit nameplate when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year. VW of America decided to bring back the Rabbit... read more March 30, 2009 by 

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI production version

Volkswagen launches Golf GTI in Europe, U.S. sales start this Summer

At last year’s Paris Motor Show Volkswagen unveiled a thinly disguised 'concept' of the Mark VI Golf GTI, the latest iteration of one of the most acclaimed hot hatches... read more March 23, 2009 by 

Exclusive World Tuning Golf GTI W12 650 replica

Turn your Mark V Golf into the extreme GTI W12 650 concept

Undoubtedly one of the most extreme concept cars to ever come out of Volkswagen’s design studios, 2007’s Golf GTI W12 650 dropped plenty of jaws - not only... read more March 15, 2009 by 

2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI

More details on VW's planned Golf GTI ‘R-Series’

Last November Volkswagen unveiled a thinly disguised 'concept' of the new Mark VI Golf GTI, one of the most acclaimed hot hatches on the market, and in late January the first... read more March 12, 2009 by 

2009 Volkswagen Bluesport concept

VW considering ‘Bluesport’ efficient performance range

Lowering emissions and reducing fuel consumption has become a major goal for most major carmakers but the fact of the matter remains that the objective is being encouraged... read more March 8, 2009 by 

2010 Volkswagen Golf

September U.S. launch for Mark VI Volkswagen Rabbit and GTI

Volkswagen will bring its sixth-generation Golf and the more performance oriented GTI to the United States by September, with production scheduled to begin for the... read more January 19, 2009 by 

2009 vw jetta tdi 006

Volkswagen gearing up for new U.S. sales push

The downturn in vehicle sales around the world is affecting nearly every carmaker in some way or another, but not equally in each market. Volkswagen, for example, has been on... read more October 7, 2008 by 


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