Golf GTi teams up with Pirelli
Having won Drive.com’s award for the Best Performance Car under $60k , the Volkswagen Golf GTi is all set for a performance boost . Tyre manufacturers Pirelli teamed up with Volkswagen to equip the new VW Golf GTi with 18×7.5” Pirelli alloy wheels shod with Pirelli ‘P Zero’ tyres.
The standard Golf GTi (2.0 litre) Turbo FSI received a boost from 147kw to 169kw of power at 5500-6300rpm. The torque has been increased from 280Nm to 300Nm at 2200-5200rpm.
An upgraded six-speed dual clutch direct shift gearbox improves the 0-100km/h time by 0.3 seconds(6.6seconds). Pirelli announced earlier that the Golf GTi will be equipped with 18×7.5” Pirelli allow wheels along with the Pirelli ‘P Zero’ tyres. The Pirelli P Zero tyres are well known in the performance car circles as on of the best road tyres on the market.
Although the official pricing has not yet been released, expect the price to slot in somewhere between the Golf GTI DSG-equipped price of $42,290 and the base Golf R32 price of $54,990.
Read more about Pirelli’s P-Zero tyres here.