The Volkswagen Golf was first introduced to the masses in 1974 and to widespread critical success, with the first variant of the GTi making its debut in 1976 featuring a fuel-injected 1.6 Litre Turbo Engine capable of reaching 110mph at its top speed.
As VW would continue to adapt and improve their engineering of the Golf, each new mark version of the car would introduce a GTi counterpart. Reaching a peak of popularity in the 80’s, alongside the boom of the ‘Hot Hatches’, the Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk 2 created a wave of excitement and possibility, as Volkswagen challenged the norms of hatchbacks and their capabilities.
The Mk 2 we have on offer here at Trackdays boasts 139 bhp, reaching a maximum speed of 124 mph and reaching 0 - 60 mph in 8 seconds. The Mark 2 features a 1.8 litre 16 Valve Engine and a coupe design. The incredible engineering is only enhanced by the fantastic handling the Volkswagen Golf GTi has, and should we add has continued to demonstrate almost 40 years on.
The Gti is the ultimate throwback to the best cars of the 80’s and the experience we have to offer gets you behind the wheel of this iconic vehicle to test its engineering for yourself. So enjoy the trip back in time and book a place today!