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All-New Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept has more attitude than a moody teenager.

By Stephen Turvil
Oct 04, 2012
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The Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept has more attitude than a moody teenager. Want proof? Instead of tidying its bedroom, this hot-hatch has been showing-off its 2.0-litre petrol engine at the Paris Motor Show. This produces 220PS and 350Nm of torque, which propels the moody youngster to 62mph in 6.6 seconds and on to 153mph. This power plant – in future production form - could be teamed with either six-speed manual or DSG transmission. The latter enables motorists to cruise in full-automatic mode, or select the gears manually without a foot operated clutch. That is tremendous. Furthermore, the 'Performance Pack' increases power – and attitude – by 10PS, to 230PS. This reduces the 0-62 time to 6.5 seconds and increases the maximum speed to 155mph. This trim has larger brakes too, plus a front axle differential lock that reduces power related under-steer.

The all-new Volkswagen Golf GTI Concept has striking looks too. This – the teenager claims – could be ruined if it helped with housework. We can see its point. Highlights include the: bright red brake callipers, honeycomb grille, smoked LED rear lights, chrome tailpipes, tartan sports seats, flat bottomed steering wheel, and red ambience lighting that pays homage to its predecessors. These complement the variable rate power steering which minimises the movement required for parking, and helps the car feel direct on faster roads. Throw-in a start/stop system to minimise fuel consumption, rock-solid build quality, and a sky high image and it becomes clear why the Golf GTI has tons of attitude. Kids, ey.

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By Stephen Turvil
Oct 04, 2012