|Volkswagen Golf IV GTI '01|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5 (RM)
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST, PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||1.8-liter 20-valve inline-4|
|Max Power||150 PS|
|Performance Points||362 PP|
|0-60 Mph||7.9 seconds|
|Top Speed||154 miles per hour (248 km/h)|
|Weight||1,280 kilograms (2,800 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||8.53 kg (18.8 lb) per horsepower|
The Volkswagen Golf IV GTI '01 is a hatchback produced by Volkswagen. It appears throughout the Gran Turismo Series, featuring in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6.
Launched in 1999, the Volkswagen Golf Mk4 (or VW Typ 1J) was the best selling car in Europe in 2001 (though it slipped to second place, behind the Peugeot 206, in 2002). The Mk4 was a deliberate attempt to take the Volkswagen Golf series further upmarket, with a high-quality interior and higher equipment levels. Overall the level of maturity of the design and its target audience were also evident — the humorous plays on the game of golf which resulted in special edition models of the three earlier generations being called "Golf Ryder", "Golf Driver", not to mention the GTI's "golf ball" gearlever knob were dropped, and replaced with a more subtly styled golf ball knob. It was replaced in 2004 by the Volkswagen Golf Mk5.
"The hot hatch spec 4th generation Golf, now breaking into the premium market."
When the fourth-generation Golf rolled off the assembly lines in 1998, it was evident that Volkswagen decided to take its popular compact car in a new direction. Not only was the new car much larger in body size, it stood head and shoulders above its competition in terms of quality, eliciting some in the automotive media to describe it as being "equal to a premium car".
Two engines were available for the GTI version of the Golf IV. In its home market in Germany, the GTI received a normally-aspirated 1.8-liter DOHC inline-4 that produced 123 HP, while the Japanese market received a turbocharged version of this motor that pumped out 148 HP/5700 rpm. Notable was the engine's broad and flat torque curve that saw peak torque of 154.7 ft-lb produced from a low 1750 rpm up to 4650.
But perhaps an even bigger change in the GTI's character was its switch from an adolescent's hatchback to a more refined machine that gave it the feel of a GT.
The car exhibited excellent stability as high speed along with its agility to squirt through traffic. This was a distinct change from previous generations of the GTI. Perhaps this is why Volkswagen later introduced an even more potent performance-oriented version of the Golf GTI called the R32.
Gran Turismo 4Edit
This car can occasionally be bought at the Late 90's Used Car Dealership for 20,669 Credits.
Gran Turismo 5: PrologueEdit
This car can be purchased at the Volkswagen dealership for 31,500 Credits.
GTPSP (Gran Turismo PSP)Edit
This car can be purchased for 31,800 Credits.
Gran Turismo 5Edit
This car is a Premium Car and can be bought at the Volkswagen Dealership for 31,500 Credits. A Standard version is also possible upon importing this car from Gran Turismo PSP. Both cars are Level 1.
VW Golf IV GTi RMEdit
- Main article: Volkswagen Golf IV GTI RM '01
Gran Turismo 6Edit
This car can be purchased for 31,500 Credits. It is a detailed car.