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Its alright. Looks not too girly-ish, but i still woulnd't be caught in it

rimms look s4 ish
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Automatic removable hard-top...SWEET!!!
Now you got my attention
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looks like the peugot hard top conv, i think if im remembering right.
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wow, interesting...and different. good color....hopefully the top works as fast as in the pic.
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Spy Shots: ’06 VW GTI - - A Paris debut for the German wundercar. - - by Brenda Priddy - - -Source: The Car Connection

Volkswagen's hot Golf GTI was caught this week, four months before its anticipated introduction at the Paris Motor Show.


Looking much like the GTI concept previously shown, the production GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 200 horsepower.

The GTI, sporting a huge front air dam, unique side skirts, dual stainless exhaust pipes, and 18-inch alloy wheels, is expected to reach showrooms early next year.






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Wow Crazy......good post.

That GTi looks sweet. I'm feelin the interior.....
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That GTi is hot, and I dont like hatchbacks.
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Originally Posted by sarlacc23
That GTi is hot, and I dont like hatchbacks.


Same here
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That's not a GTI ... That's a guy's 2.0 FSI with Phaeton wheels ... http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1456694

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I am reading of news about a VR6 version of the Golf with the 3.2 liter V6 force-fed resulting in 300 HP to go agains the STi, Evo cars. Not sure if true yet.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
I am reading of news about a VR6 version of the Golf with the 3.2 liter V6 force-fed resulting in 300 HP to go agains the STi, Evo cars. Not sure if true yet.
No one knows what the R36 is going to be when it's all said and done but it looks as if the next VR6 is going to be 3.6 Liters.

But who knows
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Here are some details about it if you have the patience to read. FYI...

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New VW Golf GTI Details
Courtesy: www.germancarfans.com




The coolest GTI of all times makes its début in Paris

- Fast: Turbo FSI in the new Golf GTI produces 235 km/h
- Independent: GTI front section, GTI sport seats, GTI wheel rims, GTI cockpit

The Golf GTI is a cult object. Number produced: more than 1.5 million. 93.2 percent of all Europeans recognise it. To them, Grand Tourisme Injection means driving pleasure, great handling and vehicle perfect. And now the new Golf GTI is here: Its launch phase is being started at the Paris Motor Show. The new model was shown for the first time as a study at the IAA in Frankfurt. The world premiere of the series version will be in Paris. Volkswagen is keeping its word and – as announced precisely one year ago – is launching the fifth Golf GTI generation on the first European markets in the autumn. It is thus closing the circle by linking back up to the original version in the series. Faster, more powerful and more independent than ever. A Golf GTI in the pure sporting tradition, honest and striking.

GTI performance: The Golf GTI, which is available in both a two-door and four-door version, is powered by an agile 200 hp FSI turbo engine (147 kW). With a six-speed gearbox as standard, the ultra-modern four-cylinder engine pushes the front-wheel-drive Golf GTI from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.2 seconds. To accelerate from 60 to 100 km/h in 5th gear, the GTI, which can reach 235 kg/h, needs just 7.5 seconds. Average fuel consumption is an economical 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres. In the DSG version with automatic Direct Shift Gearbox, the Golf GTI can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h even faster – in 6.9 seconds. Please note: we're talking about the automatic version here. The efficiency of the Direct Shift Gearbox can be seen if we look at the average fuel consumption of the Golf GTI with DSG: 7.9 litres. In addition to the fully automatic mode, the automatic can also be switched on using keys on the optional multifunction steering wheel.


THE GOLF GTI ENGINE:
A dynamic combination of direct injection and turbo charger

GTI Turbo: The 2.0 T-FSI in the Golf GTI has a high compression ratio of 10.5:1 and stands out because of its powerful torque (280 Newton metres between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm) as the ideal sports car engine. For the first time, Volkswagen is using a direct injection petrol engine with exhaust turbo charger for this 1,984 cc four-cylinder.

In detail, the 2.0 T-FSI uses the advantages of a homogenous direct fuel injection and combines it for the first time with the powerful benefits of a turbocharger. This has dynamic consequences: outstanding torque, an excellent response and driving pleasure at its best.

In design terms, the new engine harks back to the 110 kW / 150 hp 2.0 FSI (model series EA-113, 88 mm cylinder spacing) with coated direct petrol injection, as already used in the Golf. The main objectives in the development of the turbocharged FSI with its even more sporty, homogenous combustion, were, in terms of typical GTI characteristics, a clear improvement in performance whilst retaining the existing low consumption and emission values. Thanks to the core technologies of "direction injection" + "exhaust turbo charger" + "continuous intake camshaft adjustment" + "variable plastic controlled intake manifold" + further measures inside the engine, a very high level of efficiency was achieved. Like all Golf engines, the 2.0 T-FSI meets the requirements of the EU4 standard.

Alongside all the technical features, when it comes down to it, the new four-valve four-cylinder engine exactly fits the sportily agile character of the GTI without loosing any of the comfort and economy that have made the GTI so superb for everyday use for so long.


THE GOLF GTI EXTERIOR:
A GTI through and through from every angle

The new Golf GTI is clearly a GTI from almost every angle and every distance. This applies for the front section in particular: For the first time in almost 30 years of the GTI, it is completely different from the other Golf models in terms of its totally independent radiator grill design. And so, more than ever, this front section succinctly expresses the GTI look. And that means: a black radiator grill with a red frame strip.

GTI-Front: The "grid" of the radiator grill is made up of a honeycomb structure. The same is true of the recesses for the fog lamps which are located to the left and right of the lower radiator grill element and designed in the style of additional air inlets. Between the lower and upper part of the radiator grill, a shiny black painted cross-piece with side lines rising upwards in a V shape creates a two-dimensional connection. With this completely new, powerful design, the integrated front spoiler below and the 15 mm lower sports running gear, the Golf GTI seems to suck up the road and the air in front of it like a racing car. Other visual GTI features: the darkened headlight frame (or in light chrome with Xenon) and, or course, the GTI lettering incorporated into the grid.

GTI tail: In the tail sector, it is the striking roof edge spoilers, the polished stainless steel double exhaust pipe ends (diameter: 2 x 70 mm), the newly designed lower bumper and, once again, the GTI logo that characterise this Golf as a sports car. The tail spoiler, which is larger than the Golf Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, takes on (like its earlier counterpart) a clear aerodynamic function by increasing the contact pressure of the Golf GTI, which can reach 235 km/h, on the road.

GTI Outline: GTI equipment and design elements also dominate the vehicle's outline: Here, it is the 17" alloy wheels (type: Denver) fitted as standard, with the 225/45 tyres, the lowering of the running gear described above, the red painted brake callipers of the particularly stable 16" brake system, combined as standard with ESP, discreet black sill extensions and a black high-gloss baffle at the B pillars that give the GTI its extra flair

GTI colours: The colours used for the exterior of the GTI also reflect its sporty appeal. There are colours, after all, which go more perfectly with the interplay of the black and red GTI specifications and the 17" alloy wheels (fitted as standard) than others. "Tornado Red" and "Plain Black" for example, or "Candy White", a shade similar to that offered for the original GTI. In addition, the Golf GTI is available in "Pearl Blue", "Black Magic Pearl Effect", "Reflex Silver Metallic", "Blue Graphite Pearl Effect", "United Grey Metallic", "Shadow Blue Metallic" and "Laser Blue Pearl Effect".

THE GOLF GTI INTERIOR:
A new sports seat unit for a new GTI generation

If there is any such thing as a classic interior, then this description applies to the first GTI from 1976. The interior of the new Golf GTI shows the same kind of unique attitude, with the technologies and stylistic devices of the 21st century.

GTI sport seats: The newly designed GTI seat unit provides maximum comfort with excellent side hold and a sporting look. The high backrests and visually integrated yet adjustable headrests create an atmosphere of unusually sporty practicality. Its breathable "Interlagos" seat covers, whose classic design harks back to the look of the first generation of GTI seats, have also been newly developed. "Anthracite" and "Pure Beige" leather seats are also available as an option. The GTI lettering integrated into the headrest is yet another sign of the love of detail expressed in the interior.

GTI interior details: Like the first Golf GTI, the new generation also features a three-spoke steering wheel with aluminium decoration. Today, however, it is covered with perforated leather as standard, which gives an excellent grip. aluminium is also featured on the GTI gear stick, the decorative inserts (brushed aluminium) and the pedals. Another typical GTI feature is the black roof lining. Even the instruments have been designed specially for the GTI: The rev counter goes up to 8,000 rpm and the speedometer has been extended to the higher ranges. The instruments are enclosed in a smart aluminium frame.

The range of equipment of the GTI also includes as standard – in addition to all the features in the Trendline package – a multifunction display (on-board computer), front foot well lighting, automatic dimming interior mirror with light and rain sensor, the Coming-Home/Leaving-Home light function, which can be controlled from inside, and a tyre pressure monitoring display. Like the entire range, the GTI is also fitted with a complete safety package, including ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Program), crash-active front headrests, three headrests in the back and six airbags.

THE GOLF GTI-RUNNING GEAR:
15 millimetres less and yet lots more

GTI sports running gear: The safety running gear known from the fifth generation Golf with the front suspension strut and rear multi-link axle has been made much more dynamic for use in the new Golf GTI. The crucial steps that have been taken are its lowering by 15 mm to sports running gear level and the use of stronger stabilisers. In addition, the electromechanical servo steering has also been "reprogrammed" with a GTI operating map.

GTI brakes: The braking system has naturally also been adapted to the superb driving performance of the Golf GTI. Firstly, the GTI is slowed down by a new 16" brake, and secondly, the ESP regulates the vehicle in a GTI-like way, i.e. neither exaggeratedly early and intensively, nor too late or too weakly. The linings of the red painted brake callipers enclose the internally ventilated disc brakes at the front, with a diameter of 312 mm and disc brakes at the rear with a diameter of 286 mm. In combination with the Dual Brake Assist system provided in the Golf as standard, this gives results that make braking just as much a pleasure as accelerating.

HISTORY OF THE GOLF GTI:
5,000 GTIs have become 1,500,000

GTI generations: The first series Golf GTI was launched in June 1976. The plan originally was to produce a limited edition of just 5,000. But things turned out differently. The 81 kW / 110 hp Golf GTI with a top speed of 182 km/h conquered a new clientele and formed the basis for the GTI class. 5,000 GTIs turned into more than 1.5 million. Here is a list of the main milestones in the life of the Golf GTI up to the premiere of the fifth generation:

1976: The first generation Golf GTI with 81 kW makes its début
1979: Facelift
1982: Introduction of the special "Pirelli-GTI" model
1982: Golf GTI now produces 82 kW
1984: Début of the second generation Golf GTI
1984: Introduction of the catalytic converter (78 kW instead of 82 kW)
1985: Facelift, double headlights and double exhaust pipe ends
1986: Début Golf GTI 16V (102 kW without cat., 95 kW with cat.)
1990: Launch of Golf GTI with G60 engine (118 kW)
1991: Début of third generation Golf GTI with 85 kW
1996: Presentation of the anniversary model: "20 years of GTI"
1996: Introduction of Golf GTI with 110 kW (turbo engine)
1996: Launch of the Golf GTI TDI with 81 kW
1998: Début of fourth generation Golf GTI with 110 kW petrol engine (1.8 T), 110 kW petrol engine (V5 / later 125 kW), 81 kW TDI, 85-kW-TDI (later 96 kW)
2000: Launch of Golf GTI TDI with 110 kW
2001: Launch of Golf GTI with 132 kW turbo (first as special model: "25 years of GTI")
2004: Debut of fifth generation Golf with 147 kW

GOLF GTI DATA:
Comparison of the 1st and 5th generations

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Couple of things:

I love the red on the exterior ... reminds me of old Rabbit GTIs
I do not like the fact that the interior looks like a nice version of a 2.0 Golf MkV interior.

Where's the distinction that comes with a GTI interior? Very nice looking but very disappointing that it's so completely bland.
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Weight, 1320 kilos vs 820 kilos. And there lies the problem with the current GTi and the ones of the past 10 years.
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Still too heavy. And too expensive. And why the grill blackout. Looks like an Audi.

GTi was great 20 years ago. Times have changed and GTi really doesn't matter anymore.
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Still too heavy. And too expensive. And why the grill blackout. Looks like an Audi.
Cuz, Volkswagen owns Audi?
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Be pretty cool if the dsg makes it the US. Should be a decent performer with the new suspension, turbo engine. Wonder what they have in store for the vr6 gti.
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Still too heavy. And too expensive. And why the grill blackout. Looks like an Audi.

GTi was great 20 years ago. Times have changed and GTi really doesn't matter anymore.
The current...GTi/s are really the WRX and Evo cars.... In Europe there are some other options we dont get. Times trully have changed.
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Originally Posted by RJC RSX
made in brazil :P
I'm Made in Brazil.
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Headlights are a bit odd.


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the profile looks so civic si-ish
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I kinda like the looks of that new GTI. Looking like a Civic isn't a bad thing at all!
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I think the car looks really nice and the interior is really nice too. I sat in a couple when I went to England this summer and it's quaility is really good and it feels comfortable.
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Originally Posted by jwaters943
V is roman numerals meaning this is the 5th generation Golf. The R32 you mentioned is built off the current 4th generation platform. Expect to see the new R32 off of the new 5th generation platform in 2-3 years. VW is kind of slow with releasing sporty models of existing lines and the other side of the Atlantic always gets them first.
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Ugh i wouldnt want to have to deal with cleaning bug guts out of those eggcrate inserts all over the front..
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Volkswagen Golf R32 News **At our shores in June '07 (page 3)**

Spy Shots: 2006 Volkswagen R32 - - The Super Golf gets a successor - - By by Hans Lehmann/Hidden Image


Volkswagen launches the new GTI version of the Golf V this week in Paris, and already a sportier version is in the making. Seen here for the first time in the open is the replacement of the former Golf R32 doing high-speed testing at Germany's Nürburgring racetrack.

The next Golf R32 will be powered by a 3.2-liter V-6 engine with 250 horsepower. Top speed is estimated to rate around 150 mph. Again the new R32 will be equipped with 4Motion AWD and will be offered with either with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

From the outside, the new version can be distinguished from the GTI by its two big exhaust pipes. (On the pictured prototype, VW engineers might have added the ordinary GTI exhaust pipes to the left of the real exhaust pipes to disguise the new model). The car's front and rear skirts have a different shape as well.

The R32 is scheduled for launch at next year's Frankfurt Motor Show, and another even more powerful R36 version delivering 280 hp is said to be in the works for 2007.







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I would have guessed that the rumored 3.6 liter engine would be ready for the 2006 new gen. car launch. Everything is happening late at VW. No lessons learned whatsoever. This thing has been crying for more power since its inception and it takes them 2.5 years to do it. Sounds like Mitsu to me... And 280 is already not enough even if it were available today. I mean if you're gonna go against the Sti and Evo, you need to be competitive.
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Looks okay, but I'm not a huge fan of this new design. I think I like the current R32 better, although it is slightly dated looking.

What's up with the exhaust on that test mule?
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Originally Posted by gavriil
Weight, 1320 kilos vs 820 kilos. And there lies the problem with the current GTi and the ones of the past 10 years.

I spoke too soon:

VW To Build GTI Light - - By Craig Cheetham - - Source: Autoexpress


It's lift-off for the GTI Light! Auto Express can exclusively reveal that Volkswagen is to build a stripped-out version of the new Golf, offering up to 230bhp.

We learned of the newcomer during an exclusive interview with VW boss Bernd Pischetsrieder. The car, set to go on sale in early 2006, has been created purely for keen drivers. He told us: "There are plans for variations of the Golf model, maybe with up to 230bhp and a lighter weight. Ostensibly, however, there will only be one GTI - it's a car in its own right, and not a trim level."

Losing excess weight will be the key, so the doors, bonnet and tailgate will be made from hi-tech alloy to keep the bodyshell light. Non-essential comfort features, such as the weighty components for the air-conditioning system and electric window motors, will be ditched completely. If the firm's engineers get it right, the result should be sensational acceleration and amazing agility.

The standard version's blown FSI engine will be uprated, using a larger turbocharger and a remapped ECU to deliver in the region of 230bhp, along with a 0-60mph sprint time of around six seconds. Lightweight models aren't new; we revealed Renault's second-generation Clio Cup in last week's magazine. However, the development is a move into uncharted waters for VW.

This latest performance Golf is designed to counter the threat from the hot versions of all-new offerings in the small family hatchback market, such as the Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus.

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Great idea.. Bringing the GTI back to it's roots.
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Originally Posted by cusdaddy
What's up with the exhaust on that test mule?
Tries to fool spies that it's a Golf GTi instead.
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Ugh i wouldnt want to have to deal with cleaning bug guts out of those eggcrate inserts all over the front..
Can't be any worse than a Chrysler 300.
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vw fucking this up again, only 280hp? the sti and evo already produce that much, i would think the r36 would make 300hp while the r32 could remain at 250ish...
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