The return of the exclusive Golf Pirelli

GLI2304 front Milan, 17 May 2007 - 25 years on, an automotive legend that characterised the early 1980s is back: the exclusive Golf GTI Pirelli with its unique styling and mechanical specification. The car, which will be available few weeks after the Frankfurt Motor Show (September 2007), has been presented in advance today at the Woethersee Volkswagen Rally in Austria.

The new Golf GTI Pirelli, like its forebear from 1983, combines Italian and German styling and technology. The key features of the new car are in fact the dedicated 18" 5P Pirelli light alloy wheels, the interior styling inspired by the tread pattern of the new Pirelli P Zero and the most powerful mechanical specification ever created for a GTI.

The direct injection turbocharged engine is good for 230 hp and a maximum speed of 245 kph and will shoot the car to 100 kph in just 6.8 seconds (6.6 seconds for the version with optional DSG). Fuel consumption is a reasonable 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres (7.9 litre with the DSG).

GLI2306 intNaturally, the tyres are the most advanced Pirelli products on the market, the new P Zeros developed for the supercars and already fitted as original equipment on the world's greatest high performance cars.

The car will be available in four colours, with body-coloured bumpers.
The 1983 Golf Pirelli went down in history as having made a decisive contribution to the success of the high performance compact car segment and for having set something of a record: 10,500 examples produced and sold in just six months.