VW GTI DAYS
Blasting round the roads of Southern Spain and lapping the Ascari race track in VW’s latest GTIs
Three days spent with three very fast VWs – Up, Polo and of course, the Golf!
WANT A GTI? YOU SHOULD HAVE woken up sooner, buddy! The minute VW corrected prices every last one of the Polo GTIs were gobbled up and that, as they say, is that. The Polo GTI is sold out, production is over, and there’s an all-new Polo GTI with new MQB underpinnings and a bigger motor borrowed from the Golf GTI. There’s also a new Up GTI – the car they call the spiritual successor to the original Golf GTI; a car that performance car journos have been falling over themselves for; its combo of small engine, small price tag and manual gearbox. And of course at the top of the range is the all-singing-all-dancing Golf GTI, which in turn has spawned the angry Golf TCR racecar.
We’ve got two days on the sun-kissed roads of Malaga in southern Spain and then a day at the private Ascari racetrack to get soaked in the GTI legend and zero in on the car Volkswagen should bring to India to succeed the Polo GTI.