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Golf GTI Edition 30 details finally confirmed

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found this on the uk-mkivs forum:

The fastest and most powerful production Golf GTI yet is set to kick off celebrations as 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the original hot hatch – the Mk1 Golf GTI. Despite three decades having passed since the defining GTI was conceived, the spirit of the original is still very much alive in the new Golf GTI Edition 30.

At its heart is an uprated version of the 2.0-litre, ultra-responsive four-cylinder T-FSI engine fitted to the standard GTI. The result is 230 PS – a rise of 30 PS over the standard car. This is mated to a choice of six-speed manual or sequential DSG gearboxes channelling drive through the front wheels.

The new Golf GTI Edition 30 will sprint to 62 mph in only 6.8 seconds (6.6 secs when equipped with DSG) before reaching a maximum of 150 mph.

Joining the dynamic tweaks is a fresh new look for the GTI Edition 30. New body-coloured side skirts are paired with a new chin spoiler for the front bumper and a body-coloured rear bumper. A subtle ‘GTI’ badge sits on the bootlid below tinted rear lights. Completing the look are a set of unique 18-inch ‘Pescara’ alloy wheels.

Inside, the GTI Edition 30 benefits from unique sports seats finished in ‘Interlagos’ cloth trim and completed with leather side bolsters and headrest. The distinctive golf ball gear knob synonymous with the Mk1 GTI also makes a welcome comeback. Elsewhere silver sill plates featuring a unique ‘Edition 30’ logo are joined by the sculpted leather GTI steering wheel complete with red stitching.

Equipment levels for the Edition 30, as on the standard GTI, are high, with ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), six airbags, radio/CD player, 2Zone electronic climate control and twin chrome exhaust tailpipes all featured.

Just 1,500 examples of the GTI Edition 30 will be available from early January with a range of six paint colours ranging from Candy White to the searing Tornado Red. Prices for the anniversary model start at just over £22,000 for the three-door model, with a £1,330 premium for the DSG-equipped car. The GTI Edition 30 is also available with five doors for an additional £500.

The right hand drive Mk1 Golf GTI – developing a modest 112 bhp – went on sale in the UK in 1977. At the time Leo Sayer was at number one, Star Wars gripped a generation of kids, Concorde was about to take flight for the first time and Volkswagen’s new GTI cost £5,217. The Golf GTI, with its mix of a low kerb weight and a fast-revving four-cylinder engine, sharpened suspension and subtly aggressive looks, became an instant hit. By the time the Mk1 GTI was phased out in 1984 over 19,500 examples had been sold in the UK.

http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/thread/716891.aspx

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Nice find Petsy! Thought it might be more expensive than this. I wonder if it still has those black wheels? 169144-ok.gif

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according to dsgwagen in that link, "18'' Pescara wheels (BBS style not black Monza 2's)".

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It will be interesting to see if they do the same with the MKV as they did with the MKIV.

After the Anni was on sale for a while the standard car was upgraded to the same BHP as the Anni..

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As the Mk VI Golf is not that far away I reckon they will wait til then to upgrade the power on the standard car. Is the Mk VI due 2008 I think I read recently. Think I would choose to wait til then to have the latest model rather than jump early next year for an Anniversary model.

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The Golf VI probably isn't far away but the Golf VI GTI could be several months after the standard model launch wink.gif

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So, no mention of any engine mods etc to support the extra 30 neddies ?? Will this just be a complete ECU change or upgraded existing ?

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Available to factory order from 2nd November!

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Any "official" VW brochure available Matt ? 169144-ok.gif

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Oh good, I'll go and take a look !! beerchug.gif

Nothing through yet though.....

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I'm hoping to visit VW Wolfsburg on November 6th....

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And I'll therefore be looking forward to reading the Review and seeing the Pics !! Have a great trip next week Robin. 169144-ok.gif

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I've heard that photography isn't allowed in the factory frown.gif.

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Would make sense, especially with all the secret development of the MkVI Golf and Scirocco. You could go undercover though with a concealed camera !!! sekret.gif

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Looks good to me - the Golf GTI is exactly the sort of car that lends itself to the occasional special edition like this. Does it come with a numnbered plaque and such gubbins?

Not sure the wheels are to my taste - would have to see them in the metal - but they're different to the std GTI which is the main thing.

I would think the extra horses will be a straightforward cpu upgrade.

£22k isn't bad either - Subaru used to add anything up to £5k for the SE Imprezas (I know - I bought one tongue.gif )...

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I've heard that photography isn't allowed in the factory frown.gif.

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Would make sense, especially with all the secret development of the MkVI Golf and Scirocco. You could go undercover though with a concealed camera !!! sekret.gif

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I'm sure he could conceal the camera in his Pioneer bling pendant... fekr.gif

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Concealed camera? - At a Hopi Kachina Dance (Arizona) some American tourist thought he was being clever by concealing a small camera in a crisp packet....Some of the Sacred Clowns (striped black & white body paint in pic below) who are always the big guys in the tribe, spotted the tourist and danced up to him as if in play....However, they gently wrestled him to the ground and took it in turns to very publicly mock hump him!! 123576-assfeck.gif Needless to say, he left of his own accord very quickly! I don't fancy being humped by a large German! grin.gif

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Art by Fred Kabotie, Hopi

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I would think the extra horses will be a straightforward cpu upgrade.

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....If so, it would indicate that the current standard car has plenty 'headroom', which is what is generally thought to be the case. 169144-ok.gif

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