Volkswagen GTI pumps to 220 horsepower as standard


The Volkswagen GTI has two personalities, one is a fuel miser and the other is a racer. Although we are interested in saving gas most of the time, but from time to time, we would to put the metal to the petal. Interestingly, Volkswagen is inching the horsepower a bit on its its next-generation GTI, but is not sure if it’s ever going to mass produce this turbocharged version.

The current generation VW GTI is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine producing about 200 horsepower, and rumor has it, that VW is planning to boost it to 22o horsepower. Although this power boost is low compared to its 35th anniversary edition of the VW GTI for European customers, which cranks out 253 hp from the same 2.0-liter engine used in the standard GTI, it just to show that VW GTI is getting competitive in the speed arena. This is mainly due to the fact that the Focus RS is making to many splashes in the European market to let the VW GTI just to stand utterly on the sideline.

According to Autocar, the R-badged Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is more likely to make to production than a sporty GTI version, because it would generate more profits. Both models were shown as concepts at Worthersee in Germany, but no production decision was announced yet.

Source: Autocar