Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fifth Car - 2nd German Car - VW

1983 VW Golf GTI
1.8L I4   110 HP / 109 Lb/Ft. of Torque
5 speed manual
Silver exterior with blue/red striped interior
0-60 mph - 8.20 seconds /Top speed 114 MPH
Curb Weight - Less than 2,000 lbs.

The original "wolf in sheep's clothing".
Also had the 85 MPH max speedometer as mandated by governmental regulation at the time. This little econobox could out drag many factory V-8s at the time. Yes, it was a sad time of excessive government intervention within the automobile realm. This little hot hatch was the bright spot.

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