Excessive edition boasts upgraded springs, brakes and dampers, as well as styling changes
6 May 2010

Volkswagen will launch a hardcore version of the Golf GTI at its annual Worthersee Tour event in Austria next week.

Although there are no changes to its 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet, the VW Golf GTI Excessive edition boasts wider tracks, revised springs and dampers, upgraded brake discs and pads and a new lightweight exhaust system.

See the VW Golf GTI Adidas edition

Completing the modifications are new multi-spoke black 19-inch alloys equipped with semi-slick tyres, a new diffuser, sill extensions, new air dams, 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.

However, VW’s accessories department is keen to make some of the Excessive’s individual components, such as its springs and brakes, available as options for GTI buyers to fit to their cars.

No images of the VW Golf GTI Excessive edition have been released ahead of the car's launch next Thursday.

VW’s other model at Worthersee Tour will be the VW Golf GTI Adidas edition, which is pictured here.

The Adidas model is a tie-in with the famous German sports equipment firm and the changes to the VW 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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6 May 2010

nice, also its Adidas, adidad

sorry to be pedantic

6 May 2010

[quote Autocar]Volkswagen will launch a hardcore version of the Golf GTI at its annual Worthersee Tour event in Austria next week.

Although there are no changes to its 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet, the VW Golf GTI Excessive edition boasts wider tracks, revised springs and dampers, upgraded brake discs and pads and a new lightweight exhaust system.

See the VW Golf GTI Adidas edition

Compl...Read the full article[/quote] What a load of Rhubarb. Adidas might do running gear, but I can't see any sense in this "special" edition. How about a Golf "Lynx" for the young man that thinks a sticker on the back will attract female interest? On a postive note, I heard a R32 Golf howl away from a petrol station today, what a great engine note - much better than our 135i.

6 May 2010

I believe you can choose special fabric for the seat trim made from split hairs....

Where has all Japanese design went to?

7 May 2010

[quote Mr£4worth] I can't see any sense in this "special" edition[/quote] That may be true, but this is not the first time a fashion label has got involved in a special edition car. Check this out

7 May 2010

Sorry VW,but sticking some fancy labels on it and not much else of real significance isn't going too make it have that wow factor like Renault and Ford's hardcore performance car's, and then have the cheek probably to charge more for it!, it's a must try harder report VW!.

Peter Cavellini.

7 May 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]Sorry VW,but sticking some fancy labels on it and not much else of real significance isn't going too make it have that wow factor like Renault and Ford's hardcore performance car's, and then have the cheek probably to charge more for it!, it's a must try harder report VW!. [/quote]

i dont know why your saying that, wider tracks, revised springs and dampers, upgraded brake discs and pads and a new lightweight exhaust system, Is a lot of extra performance kit. most brands just give the car a fancy name, and call it a limited edition with a different coat of paint. I think this is a great offering from VW and also looks like a possible beggining to an official sports parts catalogue for customers looking for upgrades. I wasnt expecting it and it's very welcome indeed.

7 May 2010

Blacked out windows give a whole new meaning to Hardcore! a doggers delight, suprised it doesn't come with shell suit highlights on the seats.

The

7 May 2010

'Hardcore'? Disgusting!

What about the children having to look at this adult filth being pedalled in our showrooms?

8 May 2010

Then why have a Golf R then?, VW are in danger of becoming an also ran, most of the competition is running 300BHP+ and i'm sorry too say this but the SCIRROCO is the new GTI! and lets just say the hardcore GTI is a bit, well Schumacher?

Peter Cavellini.

8 May 2010

because its cheaper than a golf r.

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