2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport

The 2008 VW Golf GT Sport hot hatch will replace the outgoing pair of Golf Sport and GT appearance packages. Although the number of press images the GP Sport is still limited to just 1 (one!), it is clear that the new package looks quite sporty, although it is truly that it lacks, um, consistence with its set of lightweight aluminum wheels singing out of tune with black head lamps and radiator grille.

Providing the conservative-looking, not to say outright boring, VW Golf with a lot more menacing external appearance, the package gives you the chance of buying a hot-looking car at a price of an ordinary hatchback.

Well, frankly speaking, it’s not an ordinary hatchback anyway, since the Golf GT Sport trim will be available with a choice of two quite powerful engines.

Buying the car, you will be able to order it either with an entry-level 140PS 1.4-liter TSI powerplant or with a mightier 170PS 2.0-liter TDI engine, both of them designed to be mated with either a six-speed manual or the already-famous DSG ultra-fast gearbox.

2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport
2008 Volkswagen Golf GT Sport

According to the company, the diesel-powered version will sport quite a nice 0-100km/h acceleration time of 7 seconds.

The package can be recognized by its black-colored grille section (the chrome-plated one is simply hideous, isn’t it?) with a set of horizontal fits, new fog lamps, as well as new alloy CassiXs 17-inchers fitted with 225/45 R17 tires.

Inside, you’ll find new front sports seats, leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, electric windows, Climatic air conditioning, and a CD stereo system with eight speakers.

Active security is ensured with the help of ABS and ESP systems. Of course, there are also automatic light sensing headlights, rain sensing windscreen wipers, and six airbags.

As of now, the Volkswagen Golf GT Sport trim is available only in the U.K. and its price varies from ВЈ17,422 for the 1.4-litre TSI 140 PS engine, to ВЈ21,352 for the range-topping five-door model equipped with the 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS engine with DSG.

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See also: 2007 VW Polo GTI