As the successor of the VW Beetle designed was the top model in the first Generation of the bestseller from Wolfsburg called VW Golf 1 GTI particular delight the hearts of men. With the VW Golf 1 GTI car was b in 1976 brought an everyday car on the market the year, which enabled the imported from the Audi 80 GTE engine performance in the time just for sports cars such as the Porsche 911 T or the Renault Alpine could be provided. The VW Golf 1 GTI only weighed 810 kg and was with the 1.8 - liter four-cylinder with 110 hp (from 1982 1.8 liter and 112 hp), a top speed of 182 km / h, a speed of 100 achieve km / h sprint in 9.2 seconds, which represented an outstanding value for the compact car. At the scene of the VW Golf 1 GTI tuning mutated rapidly become the object whose cult status continues from UR golf today. Are still maintained VW Golf 1 GTI on our roads that are sold at high prices to connoisseurs. At this time the Opel Kadett GT / E and the Ford Escort RS tried to wrest the VW Golf 1 GTI customers.