It was initially available with the 1.6L fuel-injected inline-four of the Audi 80 GTE, which was replaced by a 1.8L version (MKB DX) in 1982.
Due to its low kerb weight of 810 kg and its powerful engine, the GTi was competitive against most sports cars from the late 1970s to early 1980s including the Ferrari Mondial 8, which needed 9.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60mph.
The Mk1 Golf GTi was sold in the United States as the Volkswagen Rabbit GTi. In 1980, the Rabbit GTi received rectangular headlights.
Need for Speed: World
It is capable of exiting corners at high speeds in a similar manner to the Toyota MR2 due to a low weight. The GTi has an average acceleration and nitrous boost. Top speed is 165 mph (266 km/h).
The GTi is a decently performing C class car for multiplayer races that is best used in curvy race tracks. Like the MR2 and Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R C10, it remains competitive in B class. It may be a poor choice for high heat level pursuit events because of its low durability.
The Uber Bunny style is an art director car that costs 2300. It was released on November 22, 2011.
The C-Spec style is a Best in Class car that costs 5600. It was released on January 9, 2013.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The GTi is one of the slowest vehicles in the title and appears as a Retro D vehicle. However, it can easily keep up with stronger vehicles when modified, thanks to its low weight, which aids in precise handling.
Players can swap the GTi's engine with that of the Mk5 GTI. The car will receive a small boost in performance and does not lose any of its handling characteristics. However, because of the short gear ratios, the GTi will be prone to wheelspin in corners.
Need for Speed: The Run
It has a "normal" handling rating and is available from the start. It is an average tier 1 car in the field of performance.
The NFS Edition is a tier 4 car that is unlocked after beating 15 Autolog recommendations.
The Speedhunters signature edition is a tier 5 car that is unlocked after reaching Driver Level 21.
Need for Speed (2015)
The Golf GTI appears in Need for Speed (2015) and can be purchased for 8,000.
|0 - 60 mph||1/4 Mile||Top Speed||Power|
|Stock||08.50 seconds||16.70 seconds @ 89 mph (143 km/h)||113 mph (182 km/h)||108 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||01.90 seconds||08.60 seconds @ 175 mph (282 km/h)||228 mph (367 km/h)||675 hp|
Need for Speed: Payback
Need for Speed: Edge
The Golf GTI Mk1 1976 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
Need for Speed: Heat
The Golf GTI appears in Need for Speed: Heat following its brief appearance in the official reveal trailer, which was released on August 14, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as a secret car as part of container 5, which was released on September 17, 2019.
The stock Golf GTI can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat upon reaching reputation level 22.
- In Need for Speed: Heat, the GTI's engine is rated at 110 hp, but that figure was only produced by the 1982 to 1983 GTI fitted with the EA827 (DX) engine.
- ↑ Website: needforspeed.com (2017) Under The Hood - Need for Speed: Payback Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-payback/news/nfs-payback-car-list
- ↑ Video: Need for Speed (2019) Need for Speed™ Heat Official Reveal Trailer. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ewiJJe_nYI