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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.

Stock: 352 (D class) Maximum: 628 (A class)

Green

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

NFSW Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI Green.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 475
TopSpeedIcon2.png 422
AccelIcon2.png 552
HandlingIcon2.png 451
NFSWGreenVariantIcon.png
Standard
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.

NFSW Volkswagen Golf MK1 GTI Orange.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 352
TopSpeedIcon2.png 231
AccelIcon2.png 415
HandlingIcon2.png 411
NFSWOrangeVariantIcon.png
Standard
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.

NFSW Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GTI Uber Bunny.jpg
Performance Parts
RaceBeigeEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWNeon Gold.png
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 531
TopSpeedIcon2.png 509
AccelIcon2.png 615
HandlingIcon2.png 470
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Art Director
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.

NFSW Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 C-Spec.jpg
Performance Parts
UltraBeigeEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetGreenTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
No Neon
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillSlingshotPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillMagnetised.png
WorldSkillPerfectStartRPM.png
Class C Car 499
TopSpeedIcon2.png 460
AccelIcon2.png 580
HandlingIcon2.png 459
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Best in Class
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 Sports class car.

Its inclusion was revealed by the official Need for Speed website on July 22, 2011.

Stock

The stock Golf GTI is unlocked from the beginning of the game.

NFSTR Volkswagen GolfGTI Stock.jpg


Top Speed: 140 mph (225 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 6.2s
BHP: 173 @ 6,100 rpm
Performance: Tier 1
Handling: Normal
Class: Sports
Drivetrain: WD
Value: $F.00
Manufacture Year:

Need for Speed

The Need for Speed Edition Golf GTI is unlocked upon the player beating 15 Autolog recommendations.

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Top Speed: 193 mph (311 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 4.6s
BHP: 446 @ 6,100 rpm
Performance: Tier 4
Handling: Easy
Class: Sports
Drivetrain: FWD
Value: N/A
Manufacture Year: 1976

"Speedhunters"

The "Speedhunters" Signature Edition Golf GTI is unlocked upon the player reaching Driver Level 21.

NFSTR Volkswagen GolfGTI Speedhunters.jpg
Top Speed: 220 mph (354 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 3.9s
BHP: 669 @ 6,100 rpm
Performance: Tier 5
Handling: Easy
Class: Sports
Drivetrain: FWD
Value: N/A
Manufacture Year: 1976

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.

NFSPB VolkswagenGolfGTi1976 Garage.jpg NFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngOff-road ClassRace ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Complete chapter 1 - Ignition.
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 '76 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 '76 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png27,000 upon reaching Reputation Level 22NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of eight and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Volkswagen GolfGTI Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Rep.png LVL 22
Infobox 2017White Car.png 101
NFSHE Icon Bank.png27,000
POWER 1.0
HIGH SPEED 1.0
ACCELERATION 1.0
NITROUS 2.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 110
0-60 MPH [s] 8.90
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 108
TOP SPEED [mph] 113
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 8/10)
Engine Swaps (8 Available)
110 hp 1.6L I4
21,000, 7NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 110 / 488
147 hp 2.4L I6
26,000, 15NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 147 / 674
217 hp 2.3L I6
42,500, 15NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 217 / 726
261 hp 2.0L I4
47,500, 15NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 261 / 581
327 hp 2.6L I6
65,000, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 327 / 712
276 hp 1.3L Wankel
66,000, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 276 / 725
308 hp 2.8L F6
81,500, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 308 / 763
362 hp 2.5L F4
91,000, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 362 / 698

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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