Wunschel Sport creates anniversary model of Golf GTI

Article by Christian A., on March 27, 2011

Majority of legends come with a big drawback. Usually, they have been dead for so long. However, there is an automotive legend that will turn 35 this year and it is still alive and active as ever. This is the VW Golf GTI. In celebrating its anniversary, GTI35.com has created a special titanium-colored model built on the present GTI sixth generation. The tuning specialists from WUNSCHEL SPORT Germany powered this car with a 260 hp / 191 kW engine and a 360 Nm. peak torque. Custom-made, 19-inch Quaranta wheels supplied by OZ Racing and a lowering of the ride height adjusted to match the high-performance tires, further improve driving dynamics. The special model is completed with an exciting GTI35.com outfit that has a racing-like décor kit, a GTI35.com T-shirt, lightweight aluminum key chain, GTI35.com parking sign and dog tag for the driver. The 2-door/4door car has an initial price of EUR 32,800 (inclusive of 19% VAT in Germany. For more information, check the website www.GTI35.com.

The original VW Golf GTI started the sporty compact car class in 1976. Today, after 35 years, the sixth generation continues to set the class standards. Now, there is a new release from GTI35.com, set to arrive in time for the anniversary. WUNSCHEL SPORT served as its highly competent tuning partner. To add to its already outstanding power, professionals from Röslau, Bavaria added 50 hp more to the 4-cylinder turbo engine’s power output.

The engine management system has been newly calibrated to boost the power output of the directly-injected engine from 210 hp / 154 kW (standard) to 260 hp / 191 kW at 5,700 rpm. At the same time, the peak torque leaps from 280 Nm to 360 Nm, offered on a 2,600 to 5,100 rpm plateau.

The benefits of driving performance are as follows: The GTI35.com speedster with 6-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission has a sprint time of 6.4 seconds from 0 - 100 km/h, defeating its production brethren by about half a second. Top speed increased to 255 km/h. This means that the anniversary offering is not only 15 km/h faster than the production car but it also outshines other pricier expensive sports cars as well as luxury sedans.

GTI35.com increases speed and the fun of driving by means of more agile handling. OZ Racing is the Formula 1 supplier that supplied its new Quaranta wheels sized 8.5J x 19. The Italian manufacturer introduced this allow wheels in celebration of its 40th anniversary in 2011. Mounted with size 235/35 ZR 19 high-performance tires, these wheels make best use of the space offered in the wheel walls.

Also, the OZ wheel perfectly fits this car due to its ground-breaking styling, which includes an offset mix of 5-spoke and cross-spoke designs. Its titanium color has the same exact shade of the GTI exterior. The accurately matched color scheme is perfectly completed with the same titanium-colored body parts like the front and rear inner sections plus the rocker panel trim that has a matte black color on the production car.

Features including high-performance tires, a wider track and a lower center of gravity improve driving dynamics. WUNSCHEL SPORT springs are attuned to the production shocks while the ride height of the special edition from GTI35.com is lowered by about 25 mm.

Aside from the huge OZ wheels, the styling of the GTI35.com is distinguished even further with a true racing look that gives this exclusive model an even more striking effect. The starting-number design, with the number 35 on the doors, liftgate and hood, celebrate 35 years of the Golf GTI. Other features of this special edition include the GTI35.com aluminum key chain as well as the GTI35.com parking sign, which saves a parking space for the unique car at home. In addition, the car owner is given a high-quality GTI35.com T-shirt plus a GTI35.com dog-tag.

This special edition model from GTI35.com will go on sale as a complete car at an initial price of EUR 32,800 (inclusive of 19% VAT in Germany).

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The Special Model from GTI35.com with 260 hp / 191 kW, 360 Nm

Most legends have one big drawback: They normally are long dead. But one automotive legend turns 35 this year and is as alive and well as ever: the VW Golf GTI! To celebrate this anniversary GTI35.com has designed an exclusive titanium-colored special model based on the current sixth generation of the GTI. The German tuning experts from WUNSCHEL SPORT equip this car with a performance-tuned engine with 260 hp / 191 kW of power and a peak torque of 360 Nm. Custom-tailored 19-inch OZ Racing Quaranta wheels and a ride-height lowering calibrated to the high-performance tires further contribute to the improved driving dynamics. A thrilling GTI35.com outfit with a racing-look decor kit, lightweight aluminum key chain, GTI35.com parking sign and a GTI35.com T-shirt and dog-tag for the driver rounds out the special model. The two- or four-door edition car starts at EUR 32,800 (including 19% VAT in Germany). More information is available at www.GTI35.com.

The first VW Golf GTI invented the class of sporty compact cars in 1976. Today, 35 years later, the sixth generation still sets the class standards. For the anniversary there now is an exclusive special model from GTI35.com, for which WUNSCHEL SPORT served as highly competent tuning partner.

Because power is not a sin, particularly in a GTI, the professionals from Röslau in Bavaria add another 50 horsepower to the power output of the four-cylinder turbo engine. A newly calibrated engine management system bumps power output of the direct-injection engine from standard 210 hp / 154 kW to 260 hp / 191 kW at 5,700 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque jumps from 280 Nm to 360 Nm, available on a plateau between 2,600 and 5,100 rpm.

Driving performance benefits accordingly: With a sprint time from 0 - 100 km/h of 6.4 seconds the GTI35.com speedster with six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission bests its production brethren by approximately half a second. Top speed increases to 255 km/h. This means the anniversary model is not just some 15 km/h faster than the production car; it also shames much more expensive sports cars and luxury sedans.

GTI35.com emphasizes not only speed but also more driving fun through even more agile handling. Formula 1 supplier OZ Racing contributes its brand-new Quaranta wheel in size 8.5Jx19. With this alloy wheel the Italian manufacturer celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2011. These wheels are mounted with size 235/35 ZR 19 high-performance tires and make perfect use of the available space in the wheel wells.

The OZ wheel is also the perfect visual fit for this car thanks to its especially innovative styling featuring an offset combination of five-spoke and cross-spoke designs. It is painted exactly the same titanium shade as the exterior of the GTI. The precisely matched color scheme is rounded out perfectly with titanium-colored body parts such as the inner sections of front and rear spoiler and the rocker panel trim, which are matte black on the production car.

A lower center of gravity, high-performance tires and a wider track all contribute to improved driving dynamics. The WUNSCHEL SPORT springs are calibrated to the production shocks and lower the ride height of the special model from GTI35.com by some 25 millimeters.

In addition to the king-size OZ wheels the GTI35.com is further distinguished by a décor with a true racing look that further increases the eye-catcher effect of this exclusive special model. The starting-number design featuring the number 35 on the hood, doors and liftgate commemorates three-and-a-half decades of the Golf GTI.

Other special-edition features are the GTI35.com lightweight aluminum key chain and the GTI35.com parking sign that reserves the parking space for this unique automobile at home. The owner of this car also receives a high-quality GTI35.com T-shirt and a GTI35.com dog-tag.

The special model from GTI35.com is sold as a complete car starting at EUR 32,800 (including 19% VAT in Germany). All tuning components and the GTI35.com accessories are also available separately. To find out where to purchase, please visit www.GTI35.com.

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