Volkswagen Golf GTI Fun Facts

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 by

Here are a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about the legendary GTI.

1) The Golf GTI has been the brand’s best-selling model ever.

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2) While the first Golf GTI was originally planned as a limited series of 5,000, the model has gone on to sell 1.9 million vehicles in the past 37 years.

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3) Before the GTI had officially gone into production, the ‘Sport Golf’, as the engineers referred to it, was actually the first unofficial GTI.

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4)  GTI stands for Grand Turismo Injection.

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5) The “Design Vision GTI” can reach up to 300km/h.

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6) The engine of the first Golf GTI produced exactly 109 horsepower. Now, the seventh generation Golf GTI sends  218 horsepower to the front wheels – which is exactly double the power of the first Golf GTI.

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