Here are the VW Golf GTI and Golf R, as tuned by Oettinger, presented at Worthersee

Article by Christian A., on May 25, 2017

At this year’s Worthersee gathering, Volkswagen will be revealing a total of four vehicles: two of which are apprentice-designed GTI and GTE concepts, while the other two are unique VW cars of the company itself. These are the sweet Golf GTI and the hot Golf R.

Oettinger, a German based tuning company,sharpens the Golf MKVII GTI’s current look with a unique aerodynamic body kit. The kit comes with a new front spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, a quad tailpipe just by the diffuser, and a roof-mounted spoiler with open racing flaps.

Under the hood is a standard 2.0 liter engine, or the 2.0 liter diesel engine for the GTD, that works with the added quad exhaust system. For an engine upgrade, Oettinger can do the work for you and maximize the engine power to 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) for an extra cost. This is a huge jump from the standard which only produces 210 horsepower (156 kilowatts).

But if you feel like 380 horsepower isn’t enough for you, then you might want to go for the Oettinger Golf R instead. The tuner modified the Golf R’s engine so it can carry out a maximum of 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts). Now, that’s a lot of power for a small car. It has been completely rebuilt with new forged pistons and steel connecting rods, from gearbox upgrades, strengthened DSG clutches, high performance brakes, a whole exhaust upgrade, to a coilover suspension.

Aside from what sounds like an all new performance upgrade, the Oettinger Golf R has been built with a more aggressive body kit as well. It’s similar to the exterior of its GTI sibling as it has a new front spoiler and diffuser, side skirts, rear diffuser, and roof mounted spoiler with open racing flaps. A set of new wheels replace the standard version to finish off the look.

Though the tuner did not give a price tag to both packages and the performance upgrades, we will soon find out as the two cars go on display at the Worthersee.

In other news, VW is also celebrating Worthersee’s first decade this year. Throughout the years, the GTI has gone from the big VR6 engine to turbo-powered engine which it has been relying on for years. But now, something new is at hand: it seems like the GTI will be given a hybrid technology for the first time ever.

The special GTI has been built to celebrate the 10th year of the famous Worthersee Volkswagen meet in Austria. Dubbed the GTI First Decade, it is equipped with a 410-horsepower gasoline engine driving the front wheels, that is combined with a 16-horsepower, 48-volt electric motor for the rear wheels.

Source: Oettinger

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