Retro Car Icons Volkswagen Golf GTI MK1 — Volkswagen Golf Mk1

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Volkswagen Golf GTI MK1

Golf GTI MK 1


It was in the factory in Germany 1976, an industry revolution took German engineers were the task to improve the performance of one of vehicles. The Golf mk1 GTI was born. The GTI mk1 is widely regarded as creating the hatch’ genre that is so today. The ‘hot hatch’ customers the practicality of a small sized car with a large while at the blink of an eye can be transformed a sports car. The Golf was in 1976 in Germany and was available to the UK as an left hand drive in Right hand driver were available in 1979.

The GTI used a four speed gearbox and would reach 60 in 10 seconds benefiting from a light chassis, weighing 840kg. Top speed was nudging Exterior was basic consisting of bumpers while the interior was basic. The car was only available as a door hatchback. The car adopted the popular MacPherson strut spring assembly at the front blistein dampers. The springs made stiffer and shortened by Anti roll bars fitted which improved the stability under hard An independent trailing arm and coil were adopted at the rear of the Critics at the time remarked on the agility, a defining characteristic of the mk1

Golf GTI MK 1 Rear

The Golf GTI was one of the cars to utilise the Bosch mechanical fuel injection. The 1.6 ltr would produce 110 bhp and 85 lb/ft of the engine was sourced from Originally the engine was a 1471 cc Volkswagen engineers proceeded to the cubic capacity of the engine. The was increased from 76.5mm to resulting in a new capacity of 1588. In larger diameter inlet revised inlet and exhaust were developed. The big end bearings uprated to cope with the engine speeds. The GTI would 60 in 9.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 120 Volkswagen engineers however in 1979 a 5 speed gearbox would see the 0-60 times to around 8.7 and top speed would slightly to 122mph. The new engine’s power was produced at the top end of the rev range. with the engines eagerness to forced the engineers to include a rev which restricted the

engine to 6900 rpm. All GTI’s were front drive.

Vw golf mk1 rev limiter

Engineers fitted an airdam the bumper at the front of the car to improve at speed. To offset the subsequent in airflow over the engine an oilcooler was mounted to the side of the The filter was placed directly in the air which helped reduce the oil temperatures of the tuned engine. a few years the Golf GTI had unquestionably the imagination of other car manufactures. We saw the of the Ford Escort XR3, Chevette 2300HS and the Alfa Alfasud Ti. 1983 we saw the Vauxhall GTE released. Peugeot 205 GTI arrived after. All these vehicles and were arguably due to the effect of the GTI.

The power to weight of the GTI gave the golf a distinct over it’s competitors. The GTI 135 bhp per ton. Cars of this era did not to perform to such stringent regulations as we see in modern cars. The was not manufactured with airbags, seat belts, air conditions large impact bars, lock brakes etc all these add weight to a car. Along the physical dimensions and the relatively engine resulted in this respectable power to weight Even the wheels did not need to be wide. 175/70 R13 tyre was to maintain the cars composure cornering. With the a 57% power over the standard 1.6 ltr engine engineers had to improve the GTI’s system. The solid front were replaced with items, whilst a larger was included to provide greater assistance. Drums were on the

rear. To help avoide the brakes from locking a proportioning valve was fitted to the suspension beam. The valve between the car and the suspension. Under braking, the system would lessen braking at the rear as the car to dive at the nose, thus premature and dangerous rear lock. The original mk1 GTI did not even alloy wheels.

Golf GTI MK 1 Interior

Styled and by specialist coachbuilders Karmann, the version of the monocoque Golf was in 1979. As the first of the modern of cabriolets, the model set the standard for family motoring. 1980 saw a face lift to the GTI. labelled the mk1 GTI the vehicle would larger rear light revised bumpers a new dashboard a more modern display. US saw the Golf fitted with headlights. 1981 saw a revised and 1982 the golf was available alloy wheels. The following saw a major development. Due to the aforementioned hot hatches Volkswagen released the with a 1.8 ltr engine 8 valve Power was increased to 112 bhp and more the torque was increased from 96 to 109 lb/ft. 60 could be reached in 8.4

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