The New Golf (2017 - Mk 7.5)

nazmo

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Overdone HDR, check
Too much filter, check
bird in the shot, check
vrrrppa, check

facepalm, check

Gti is a gti because it's all round appeal and ability. its slowly becoming the wrong type of stereotype
That's why I posted it lol
 

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The essence of Vrrphaaa : Is the Volkswagen Golf GTI still the ultimate everyday hot hatch?

These days, conversations usually start on social media.

And a fellow motoring hack's Facebook update got me thinking about this article.

He said: "One often forgets why the Volkswagen Golf GTI is this country's most loved hot hatch. That is, until one drives it again. What a thing."

For people that enjoy cars, it's about how they make us feel when we drive them. And the GTI, well it makes me want to drive all the time.

The seventh iteration of the GTi produces 169kW and 350Nm.

So yeah, it's not the most powerful hot hatch on sale but it punches above its weight. There's a large amount of torque under your right foot that entices me like a bulging mutton salomie from my favourite takeout spot.

One final drive

I'll be taking our GTI on one last sporty drive in the next few weeks, so look out for that video and driving impression and follow us on social media.

It'll be on a mountain pass, possibly Franschhoek or even Clarence Drive on the False Bay coast. Both are brilliant roads where the GTI can show its sporty side. It should be fun.

https://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/the-essence-of-vrrphaaa-is-the-volkswagen-golf-gti-still-the-ultimate-everyday-hot-hatch-20190523

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VW Golf GTI Aurora (with 279 kW) unveiled at Wörthersee!

Yes, it’s that time again. Wörthersee 2019 has arrived, with Volkswagen apprentices from Wolfsburg unveiling their 279 kW Golf GTI Aurora show car on the shores of the famous lake in southern Austria.

The two-seater Golf GTI Aurora draws its urge from an evolution of VW’s familiar turbocharged 2,0-litre petrol engine, tuned to deliver 279 kW to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG transmission.

The special GTI is painted in a combination of Nardo Grey and Deep Black Pearl Effect, with the apprentices also adding accents in a one-off Mint Green hue. Interestingly, the body kit (complete with a rear diffuser) was painted entirely by hand.

Inside, additional displays have been added to the centre console (showing the driver engine and vehicle data), while the front passenger can also follow along on a tablet device (which doubles as a control for the 3 500 watt sound system).

“The Wörthersee 2019 apprentice team equipped the Golf GTI Aurora with state-of-the-art technology,” said Christoph Görtz, director of vocational training in Wolfsburg.

“By taking part in the Golf GTI Wörthersee project, our apprentices gain wide-ranging and indeed interdisciplinary technical experience for their later careers,” Görtz added.

“The integration of complex digital applications in the vehicle is of utmost importance, as are keeping to a schedule and maintaining quality standards, co-ordinating with the specialists involved, presenting their results and finding creative solutions to technical challenges.”

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-models/vw-golf-gti-aurora-with-279-kw-unveiled-at-wrthersee/

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Volkswagen Golf GTD quietly discontinued in South Africa

The Volkswagen Golf GTD has been quietly removed from the Wolfsburg-based firm’s local website, suggesting it has been officially discontinued in South Africa.

The Golf GTD slotted into VW SA’s range below the Golf GTI, with its 2,0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine offering 130 kW and 350 N.m to the front axle via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The automaker claimed a combined fuel economy of 5,9 L/100 km, a 0-100 km/h time of 7,4 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h.

The GTD-badged Golf launched in South Africa in July 2017 at the price of R506 700, fitted as standard with 18-inch "Sevilla" alloys, sports suspension, dark red LED tail-lamps (with dynamic turn signals), LED headlamps, leather sports seats (with a heating function up front) and an eight-inch touchscreen system.

It scored 84/100 in our subsequent road test (a single point behind the GTI), became the target of a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority and even took on its V6-powered Amarok sibling on the drag strip. Before its recent removal from VW SA’s website, it was listed at R529 200.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/industry-news/volkswagen-golf-gtd-quietly-discontinued-in-south-africa/

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chatted to an oke for over an hr about cars other night. drives a 7.5 with sw/dp and the usual, that black spoiler and such... typical CPT build.... all they hop on about is power, kw, torque, mods. and straight line dragging ability... More i tried to explain too much power corrupts chassis balance, and i have no interest in more power... just didnt sink in lol.
 

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chatted to an oke for over an hr about cars other night. drives a 7.5 with sw/dp and the usual, that black spoiler and such... typical CPT build.... all they hop on about is power, kw, torque, mods. and straight line dragging ability... More i tried to explain too much power corrupts chassis balance, and i have no interest in more power... just didnt sink in lol.
reason i ignore most of them gti and r drivers.Half of them are brain dead.You cant take them seriously , they end of having the car for a few years and getting rip of it.Its more of a "phase" type of car.These owners dont treat these cars as colletables.Once they bored of a GTI or R , they then try upgrade to a Audi :sleep::sleep::sleep:
 
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