|Volkswagen Golf I GTI '83|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Sport (Update)|
|Max Power||110 BHP|
|Weight||890 kilograms (2,000 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||8.09 kg (17.8 lb) per horsepower|
Seven colors are available for this car:
- Alpine White
- Diamond Silver Metallic
- Atlas Grey Metallic
- Mars Red
- Helios Blue Metallic
- Lhasa Green Metallic
In May 1974, Volkswagen announced the Volkswagen Golf, a car that would go on to define the compact car genre. The sudden popularity of the Golf spurred Volkswagen to produce many variations of the vehicle. One of those variations was a sport model called the GTI which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1975.
The GTI was based on the 2-door LSE model, and the compression ratio of the 1.6 L SOHC inline-4 was raised to 9.5. It was equipped with Bosch fuel injection and had a maximum output of 108 BHP @ 6,100 rpm and maximum torque of 14.0 kgfm @ 5,000 rpm. The suspension was also strengthened to match, the car was fitted with dedicated springs and dampers, as well as wider 175/70R13 tyres. Extended wheel arches accommodated the new tyres, and as an identifying mark of the GTI, a red line encircled the outline of the front grille.
The Golf GTI became a huge hit as a sport model that was also practical for everyday use, completely changing the preconception that sports driving was synonymous with pain and discomfort. This is where over 30 years of GTI history began.
This car can be purchased in the Volkswagen section of Brand Central for 30,000 Credits.