First official pictures of the hardcore Golf GTI at Worthersee
14 May 2010

These are the first official pictures of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Excessive, revealed at the Worthersee Tour in Austria.

Although most of the changes to the concept over the standard GTI are cosmetic, dynamic changes have been made.

See the pics of the VW Golf GTI Excessive at Worthersee

These include wider tracks, revised springs and dampers, upgraded brake discs and pads and a new lightweight exhaust system, which results in a small power increase.

Completing the modifications are new multi-spoke black 19-inch alloys equipped with semi-slick tyres, sill extensions, new bumpers, a new front splitter, rear diffuser and plastic wheel arch extensions.

VW hasn’t said whether the Excessive edition is destined for production and says it remains as an evaluation concept at this stage. If it does make production, the Excessive would sit between the GTI and R models in the Golf’s range.

Also revealed at Worthersee was the Adidas edition, a tie-in with the famous German sports equipment firm. Changes to the Golf GTI for the model are purely cosmetic.

They include new 18-inch alloy wheels, Adidas detailing, the LED rear lights from the Golf R and unique interior trim. The LED rear lights will soon become standard across the Golf GTI’s range.

The VW Golf GTI Adidas edition will not go on sale in the UK.

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14 May 2010

Coming soon, the Golf GTi Chav and Golf GTi Hoodie.

14 May 2010

A car with an appropriate name for once. VW in Southend should sell a few of these.

14 May 2010

[quote MattDB] VW in Southend should sell a few of these[/quote]

I bet they will too. There's quite a few Focus RS's going round the area, so this could be the new in-thing.

But does the name describe the car or the price? Is it to be followed by the Phaeton Who In Their Right Mind?

14 May 2010

Can't VW make up their mind?, this looks better than that chavy Addidas effort, but what's really needed is a 300bhp+ V6, i know it's quite a car as it is but it's lost ground to it's perceived opponents and is steadily geting more expensive (Golf R £4K dearer than an RS), no, fancy clothes don't make a good car,a more focused (no pun intended) engine/chassis set up would be better.

Peter Cavellini.

14 May 2010

Did this get stuck for a few weeks in their PR machine? Would have been a great April Fools story...

16 May 2010

I think VW would do well selling a 'pre-chavved' Golf, at least it may save standard Golfs being RUINED by those who think 4 wonky drainpipe exhausts, a mis-match bodykit and massive wheels on their standard 1.4 will make every good looking girl jump into bed with them...

2 November 2012

It comes with a diverter valve. It is the highest quality you're going to get for anything you're willing to spend i'm almost certain. Yes you could get a blow off valve to get the loud sound, but you will lose power because it will mess up the air censors in the engine.
If you're willing to sacrifice power for sound go for the replacement, otherwise stick with the d/v.



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