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2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied on Nurburgring [video]

Could have an aluminum floor and roof

New details are starting to emerge about the 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

According to Autocar, the model will ride on the MQB platform and feature an aluminum floor and roof. The car is also expected to have a VAQ front differential which uses an electronically-controlled Haldex clutch for improved handling.

Power will reportedly be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine that develops 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS) - 52 hp (39 kW / 53 PS) more than today's model. This should enable the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than seven seconds.

 

Source: Autocar

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CKApexpredator
My next Volkswagen? Maybe!
Jun 7, 2012 11:42 am
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Homerlovesbeer
I just hope it looks more than a face lift of the current model.
Jun 5, 2012 11:49 pm
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Targa_Florio
It is actually worst than you think: although the whole floorplan of the Golf VII is brand new (MQB platform), with same lenght but wider & lower, the design looks almost exactly the same. In comparison, the Golf V to Golf VI design change was a revolution (despite they share the platform).
Jun 6, 2012 11:45 am
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Ceramic Rabbit
That seems like too much power for a GTI.. I know they want it to be competitive with new competition like the Focus ST, but nobody wants a GTI with horrible turbo lag.
Jun 5, 2012 9:19 pm
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N20_Purge
So the next gen Scirocco is pack this much power in GT trim?
Jun 5, 2012 2:40 pm
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LBento
And the new Cooper S and JCW starts to be underpowered!
Jun 5, 2012 2:10 pm
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SebXX
If the GTI gives that much, can't wait to see the R...
Jun 5, 2012 1:43 pm
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TheAntichrist
Hope so this machine comes...http://nordschleifeautoblahg.blogspot.fi/2012/03/2014-volkswagen-golf-rs-coming.html
Jun 5, 2012 1:22 pm
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