Launched in September 2004 at the Paris Motor Show the Mk V GTI equipped with a 200 PS engine is not only the most powerful but also the most focused GTI yet produced. A new 2.0-litre T-FSI engine linked to a six-speed gearbox and standard Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) are linked to a new chassis, equipped with MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link configuration at the rear. The vehicle is 15mm lower than the standard Golf, on new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. Visual cues are taken from the original GTI with the return of the tartan interior and the red surround, to the grille element - even the GTI typeface used on the badge echoes that of the original.
Golf GTI V