PistonHeads on the Mk1 Golf GTI

Respected motoring website gives their opinion.


 

One GTI thatíll always have an undisputed following, though, is the one that started it all. Today, the Mk1 GTI still looks as youthful as when it was new; more so, in fact, thanks to its compactness and its unadorned lightness of styling touch. Seeing one driven hard is always a joy, especially when itís an untouched, immaculate example like VWís own, and especially when itís VW itself which is sanctioning said hard driving.

This shot captures the Mk1 mid-corner, just the way it was designed to be driven. Thereís a chunk of lean, yes, but itís still hanging on tidily. From this dead-on rear angle, too, the purity of the original GTIís looks are clear: simple, straight-edged horizontal lines, unfussed taillights, ample glass area and a few neatly-judged black accents to set it apart from the lower-line cars.

What more could you want?
 

From Pistonheads Marketwatch, August 2014.

 

 

Picture and words taken from PistonHeads.com

 

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