This is Volkswagen's seventh iteration of the Golf GTI presented at today's Geneva Motor show. VW has applied the same evolutionary approach to the car adding more power, and shedding more weight thanks to its MQB platform.
The mk7 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine (TSI) delivering 217hp (220PS) in base trim, and 227hp (230PS) in the newly available "Performance" grade.
The standard Golf GTI accelerates to 100km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 245km/h (152 mph), while the GTI Performance has a top speed of 250km/h (155 mph) and needs 6.4 seconds for the sprint to 100km/h (62 mph).
Volkswagen revealed its new Golf R 400 concept ahead of its debut at next week’s Beijing Motor Show. The concept uses a modified version of the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine found in the standard Golf GTI and R, and the R 400 gets a bump in output almost 400 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Read more
The press shots for VW's new Golf R 400 Concept talks about a 6 speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, but the photos show off a manual gear shift lever. This is confusing! According to the PR: Read more
Lamborghini is showcasing a special Aventador model built by its Ad Personam customizing program. The car is offered as a coupe, and it features dedicated color and trim composed by light exterior colors in combination with the Italian flag and a particular Ad Personam trim in the interior. Read more