Volkswagen Golf GTI 

  • $24k built in Germany
  • 2009
  • 206 HP 2.0L
  • 130 mph
Result is a huge and lag-free torque band, and because each piston is so tiny, a remarkable freedom from vibration.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2008)
It features a turbo and a mechanical supercharger, too, with direct gas injection, feeding a seven-speed dual-clutch sequential transmission.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Volkswagen Golf GTI


Golf GTI
6.6 s
6.1 s

Top speed

Golf GTI
130 mph
149 mph
MR2 Turbo
145 mph


Golf GTI
16.2 s
MX-5 Miata
19.5 s

1/4 mile

Golf GTI
15 s
MX-5 Miata
16.3 s

Data points Key details of the Volkswagen Golf GTI


Golf GTI
Subaru BRZ


Golf GTI
206 HP

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Volkswagen Golf GTI
To them, Grand Tourisme Injection means driving pleasure and great handling.
GTI equipment and design elements also dominate the vehicle's outline: Here, it is the 17 alloy wheels (type: Denver) fitted as standard, with the 225/45 tyres, the lowering of the running gear described above, the red painted brake callipers of the particularly stable 16 brake system, combined as standard with ESP, discreet black sill extensions and a black high-gloss baffle at the B pillars that give the GTI its extra flair.

Volkswagen Golf GTI
As a representative and driver in car racing, and as an expert in chassis and powertrain tuning in vehicle development, he also put the final touches on the new Golf GTI together with the experts of team “Hackenberg.
Availble in Europe from 2009 and North America in 2010, the Mk6 GTI was available for in both a 5-door and 3-door configuration with either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet
On the exterior, they are the red framing at the top and bottom of the radiator grille with its honeycomb structure and GTI signature, the front GTI bumper with a large air inlet screen (also honeycomb) and the typical vertically arranged fog lights, a new rear diffuser and chrome tailpipes on the left and right under the rear bumper.
Naturally, this convertible also has pedals with brushed stainless steel caps, and a unique GTI gear shift lever in aluminium look; and of course a leather-trimmed steering wheel with grip recesses and a GTI emblem; and naturally the steering wheel, gear shift cover and leather trim of the parking brake lever have decorative red seams; and the interior lining of the soft top is black as are the trim covers of the roof pillars.

2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI - Top Speed
Brake calipers painted red.
Details such as the typical honeycomb radiator screen, and the V-shaped engine hood extending over the headlights, were contributed by the GTI V. The clear horizontal alignment, meanwhile, definitely originates from the GTI I. The entire bumper plus radiator grille and inner design of the headlights are a new creation.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Volkswagen
Price $23,890
Type of car Production car
Year 2009
City mileage 24 MPG
Highway mileage 31 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 15.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 206 HP @ 5,300 RPM
Maximum torque 206 ft-lb @ 1,700 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,285 lb

road tests

Top speed 130 mph
1/4 mile 15 s
0-60mph 6.6 s
0-100mph 16.2 s


Drivetrain FWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears


Displacement 1,984 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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