The first photos of the updated VW Golf GTI without camouflage appearedJanuary 20, 2020
Thanks to this picture, which appeared on the Internet a couple of minutes ago, we can now look at the back of the new generation of high-performance VW Golf GTI.
One of the most important events of 2020 for Volkswagen will undoubtedly be the appearance of the eighth generation of the high-performance Golf GTI hatchback. Last week, it was officially confirmed that the presentation of this car will take place at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.
Well, a couple of minutes ago, a photo appeared in social networks, which shows the back of the long-awaited new Mk8.
If I were a betting player, I would say that the back of the car belongs to a hotter Golf GTI TCR, not a Golf GTI. Why did I decide so? It’s simple, take a look at this chunky rear spoiler that is mounted on the roof, such exterior elements are needed to provide a very, very big downforce to those cars that develop tremendous speed on the racetrack.
The overall design of the new Golf GTI can be called evolutionary compared to the old Golf GTI of the seventh generation. From the exterior of the novelty, it is worth noting the double exhaust pipes on the sides of the tiny diffuser, and the reduced ride height indicates that the car has a very stiff suspension. The inscription “Golf” remains hidden under a white film, which in turn is located under the VW logo in the center of the tailgate. The traditional red GTI logo is missing at all. This is not surprising, since we are probably looking at one of the prototypes now, which may not contain all the exterior elements that will be on the production version of the model.
The standard Golf GTI will receive a 2.0-liter 232 hp turbo engine, as well as a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic. The more powerful Golf GTI TCR is said to be able to boast 286 bhp, limited slip differential, larger wheels, more powerful brakes and less ground clearance.
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