Berlin, 07. May 2007 – The small pointer dances in its munzgroben round instrument. A kick on the gas. In a flash, it accelerates from left to right and shows us the prere build-up in the twin-turbocharged Golf GT. This boostmeter seems completely useless, but is really fun to drive.
Since the Golf RGTI with its announced 300 hp is still in the stars and is a black study in California, the R32 with 250 hp and the GTI Edition 30 with 230 hp currently mark the top of the model range. The GT is the third in the group. It is far behind with its 170 hp, but the sensational thing is the displacement from which these 170 hp gallop out: 1.4 liters. The R32 needs almost 3.2 liters for its 250 hp, while the GTI can draw on just under two liters for its 230 hp (Edition 30) or 200 hp. The performance per liter – R32: 78 hp per liter, GTI: 116 hp per liter (Edition 30) or 101 hp per liter, GT: a crisp 122 hp per liter. The efficiency curve therefore rises rapidly with each model step downwards. A compressor and a turbocharger are responsible for it.
A Golf from the outside
The GT hides well in Golf garb. Only minimal clues give it away for fans, insiders and those who like to read short stories on cars. Because the "GT" lettering is wedged between the ribs of the front grille. Three rough openings for breathing are placed under it. Underneath the car, wide 17-inchers ensure contact with the road. At the rear, a twin tailpipe blows out the battered combustion preres. Otherwise everything on the Golf is Golf. Nevertheless, the youngsters in the McDonald’s parking lot immediately spot the GT badge.