Volkswagen is celebrating 45 years of the Golf GTI with a special edition

Many consider the first-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI to be the ancestor of fast, lower-middle-class hatchbacks. It entered the market 45 years ago, which celebrates the special edition of the last introduced Golf GTI, a sharper version of Clubsport.

Volkswagen Golf GTI first generation

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The version 45 differs from the “regular” Golf GTI Clubsport, for example, by a black painted roof with a black roof spoiler, which is a reminder of the black frame of the rear window of the first Golf GTI, inscriptions on the side sills and the number 45 on the rear lid.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45

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The standard equipment also includes the Race package, which includes glossy black 19 ”light-alloy wheels with a narrow red-painted strip on the rim edge, the Akrapovič sports exhaust system and electronically unlimited top speed, which increased by 20 km / h to 270 km / h.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45

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The jubilee model cites classic GTI stylistic elements also in the interior. Other refining features include GTI inscriptions on the backrests of the top version of the front sports seats. You will also find the number 45 on the lower steering wheel arm.

The drive does not differ from the default Clubsport. The two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is tuned for 221 kW, 300 hp, and 400 Nm of torque. It is paired with a dual-clutch gearbox. There is also a modified chassis with an electronic differential XDS on the front axle.

On the Czech market, version 45 is 128,500 crowns more expensive than the default Clubsport, so the price climbs to the final 1.1 million crowns without surcharges.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45

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