Tuning programs for the new Golf GTI are coming one after another. The latest is a thorough package proposed by Oettinger, and includes not only substantial visual modifications, but also a heavy power upgrade that take the GTI to a whole new performance level.
Let’s start with the exterior, where Oettinger’s treatment adds a chunky new front spoiler with a splitter in the middle, pair of sporty side skirts, a neat rear diffuser with four new tailpipes sticking out of it, and a rear roof spoiler. True to the original GTI fashion, there are red accents adorning the front and sides of the cars, as well as the wheels.
Speaking of the wheels, Oettinger recommends their 8.5J x 19-inch rims, but the finish is optional and you ca have them in black or silver.
Now for the really part, the engine. The tuner has fitted the 2.0 liter turbocharged Volkswagen engine with a bespoke air intake system, a revised ECU mapping, and a seriously sporty exhaust system. The result is a staggering output of 350 horsepower – 150 hp, give or take, more than the standard.
They can also hook you up with adjustable suspension, upgraded brakes, and a limited-slip differential. But you don’t really need them. Well, apart from the brakes maybe. The GTI drives well enough with its standard suspension and diff.