The 2014 VW Golf GTI goes to gym
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is getting in shape and we think that’s sexy
The VW Golf is a good looking little hatchback but my god man is it heavy. I can’t believe the curb weight for this car but that is about to change. The new 2014 GTI is going to hit the gym like every other car these days as it looks to shed 200lbs or more and add some horsepower. This is good because the current GTI was starting to look a little pudgy compared to the rivals. The future looks bright for this car though as it will be throwing down some much better numbers. Look for there to be some updated designs with a sleeker overall appearance as VW designers look to tighten up gaps and lower the drag coefficient.
2014 VW Golf GTI Specs
For the power plants under the hood expect a new direct injected version of the 2.0T that is used in everything. Why is it used in everything? Because it is smooth and showing reliability and with direct injection the engineers are less worried about detonation and therefore upping the compression ratio to produce more boost and horsepower. So the 2014 VW GTI will produce 240hp and probably around 230-240 lb-ft of torque that should help the car get from 0-60 in the high fives. The GTI will have the twin-clutch DSG automatic (or manual) as well as a locking diff and probably electric-powered steering.
2014 VW Golf GTI Price
So it should be interesting to see a refreshed and revitalized GTI as engineers have worked to lighten the vehicle and especially in areas such as the roof or any other spot that adds to the center of gravity. So now we wonder how the VW Golf GTI will fair against the even heavier Focus ST. What VW has to compete with is much more than the Focus ST as the BR-Z and FR-S will be priced in the same range as well as the fast 2013 Mustang V6. As for the price of this car reaches near $25k if not more means that there are several other cars that want to take customers away so for VW’s sake I hope that they have created a car that inspires as now customers are demanding it as well as efficiency.