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The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi (Grand Tourisme Injection) was a hot hatch that was produced from 1976 to the summer of 1983.

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.

Games

Need for Speed: World

The Golf GTI was made available in Need for Speed: World on October 1, 2011 as a tier 1 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a D class car.

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.

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Green

The Green style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2000. It was made available on September 30, 2011.

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Performance Parts StreetBeigeEngine.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 2%
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 4%
Class C Car 475 NFSWGreenVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 422 AccelIcon2.png 552 HandlingIcon2.png 451
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost2000

Orange

The Orange style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png250,000, and was initially released on January 28, 2014.

On May 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png500,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class D Car 352 NFSWOrangeVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 231 AccelIcon2.png 415 HandlingIcon2.png 411
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png250,000

Uber Bunny

The Uber Bunny style is an art director car that costs SpeedBoost2300. It was released on November 22, 2011.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 531 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Glint Wide
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS RSGT17.png BBS
RS-GT 17"
NFSWNeon Gold.png
NFSWNeon Gold.png Lumox
Gold
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
Lumox Window Tint
Black
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateUBERBNY.png Licence Plate
"Uber Bunny"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 509 AccelIcon2.png 615 HandlingIcon2.png 470
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost2300

C-Spec

The C-Spec style is a Best in Class car that costs SpeedBoost5600. It was released on January 9, 2013.

It is fitted with varying quality performance parts from different manufacturers, 3-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Performance Parts UltraBeigeEngine.png
Transtek
4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating
Transtek
Sport Engine
Top Speed Rating13%  Acceleration Rating13%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Sport Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBlueTransmission.png
Kestrel
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Kestrel
Sport Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 6%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedSuspension.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Sport Suspension
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Sport Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetGreenTyres.png
Omnia Racegruppe
1 Star Rating
Omnia Racegruppe
Sport Tyres
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 2%
Class C Car 499 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Verge Wide
Stock Spoiler NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWHoodIcon.png Hood
Glint
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS D17.png BBS
Style D 17"
No Neon NFSWWindowTint Black.png
Lumox Window Tint
Black
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateMK1GTi.png Licence Plate
"Mk1 GTi"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 460 AccelIcon2.png 580 HandlingIcon2.png 459
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
25%
WorldSkillSlingshotPower.png
WorldSkillSlingshotPower.png
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Aerodynamic
Slingshot Power
13%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
33%
WorldSkillMagnetised.png
WorldSkillMagnetised.png
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Magnetised
Traffic Magnet Duration
16%
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Need for Speed
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Redline
Perfect Start RPM
15%
SpeedBoost5600

Shift 2: Unleashed

The Golf GTI appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Retro Road vehicle with a price tag of $4,500. It has a performance index rating of D 50 and a 2.60 handling rating.

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

The Golf GTI appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a tier 1 scar.

It has a "normal" handling rating and is available from the start. It is an average tier 1 car in the field of performance.

NFS Edition

The NFS Edition is a tier 4 car that is unlocked after beating 15 Autolog recommendations.

Speedhunters

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 Credits8,000.

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

The Golf GTI appears in Need for Speed: Payback following its reveal on the official Need for Speed website[1] on October 25, 2017.

Stock

It is unlocked for purchase from the off-road and race class dealerships upon completing chapter 1 - Ignition.

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LV115
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 33,800
115
399
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 164
Top Speed 132
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 6.43
1/4 Mile 14.73
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.6
N2O Power 3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.1
Landing 4.3
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 2.9
Power 1.7

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,[2] and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as a secret car as part of container 5, which was released on September 17, 2019.

Stock

The stock Golf GTI can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat upon reaching reputation level 22.

Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

References

  1. 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
  2. Video: Need for Speed (2019) Need for Speed™ Heat Official Reveal Trailer. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ewiJJe_nYI


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