It was initially available with the 1.6L fuel-injected inline-four of the Audi 80 GTE, which was replaced by a 1.8L version (MKB DX) in 1982.
Due to its low kerb weight of 810 kg and its powerful engine, the GTi was competitive against most sports cars from the late 1970s to early 1980s including the Ferrari Mondial 8, which needed 9.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60mph.
The Mk1 Golf GTi was sold in the United States as the Volkswagen Rabbit GTi. In 1980, the Rabbit GTi received rectangular headlights.
Need for Speed: World
It is capable of exiting corners at high speeds in a similar manner to the Toyota MR2 due to a low weight. The GTi has an average acceleration and nitrous boost. Top speed is 165 mph (266 km/h).
The GTi is a decently performing C Class car for multiplayer races that is best used in curvy race tracks. Like the MR2 and Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R C10, it remains competitive in Class B. It may be a poor choice for high heat level pursuit events because of its low durability.
|The Green style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 2000. It was made available on September 30th, 2011.
|The Orange style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 250,000, and was initially released on January 28th, 2014.
On May 28th, 2015, its price was lowered from 500,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Uber Bunny style is an art director car that costs 2300. It was released on November 22nd, 2011.
|The C-Spec style is a Best in Class car that costs 5600. It was released on January 9th, 2013.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The GTi is one of the slowest vehicles in the title and appears as a Retro D vehicle. However, it can easily keep up with stronger vehicles when modified, thanks to its low weight, which aids in precise handling.
Players can swap the GTi's engine with that of the Mk5 GTI. The car will receive a small boost in performance and does not lose any of its handling characteristics. However, because of the short gear ratios, the GTi will be prone to wheelspin in corners.
Need for Speed: The Run
The standard GTi has a "Normal" handling rating and is available from the start. It is an average Tier 1 car in the field of performance.
The special variants of the GTI are unlocked differently in the game:
- Tier 4 - Beat 15 Autolog recommendations.
- Tier 5 - Reach driver level 21.
Both cars have an "Easy" handling rating. Top speed of the Tier 4 Golf is 193mph (311km/h) and 220mph (354km/h) for the Tier 5 variant. Aside from excellent cornering abilities, both GTis perform averagely within their tiers.
Need for Speed (2015)
The Golf GTI can be purchased for 8,000 in Need for Speed (2015).
|0 - 60 mph||1/4 Mile||Top Speed||Power|
|Stock||08.50 seconds||16.70 seconds @ 89 mph (143 km/h)||113 mph (182 km/h)||108 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||01.90 seconds||08.60 seconds @ 175 mph (282 km/h)||228 mph (367 km/h)||675 hp|
Need for Speed: Payback
|It is unlocked for purchase from the off-road and race class dealerships upon completing chapter 1 - Ignition.
|Volkswagen Golf (Model Range)|
|GTI (Mk1) · GTI (Mk4) · GTI (Mk5) · R32 (Mk5) · GTI (Mk7)|
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