Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! on Wednesday June 20: A Look Inside the 2018 VW Golf GTI

By Ed Higginbotham
Jun 20, 2018 | Volkswagen

It has launch control, a 220-horsepower turbocharged engine and big brakes from the Golf R. This week on Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! presented by CRC Industries we’ll roll a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn into the studio and look through it from top to bottom. Is it the ideal hot hatch?

Join us with questions and comments live on Wednesday, June 20, at 9 p.m. Eastern on our Facebook and YouTube hubs.

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Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/18/18 9:49 p.m.

I realized those wheels are not directional- the flares on the bottom of the spoke on the driver's side of the car face backwards. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

In any case, I may have to tune in for this one.


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/19/18 3:14 p.m.

Join us. Should be fun. Plus we'll have cookies and punch for the studio audience. (Okay, not really, but I know where JG's shop fridge is located.)

noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/20/18 8:08 a.m.

Make sure that we get some input from JGs birds...

paranoid_android UltraDork
6/20/18 12:15 p.m.

Ooh, in for the virtual cookies and punch!

dxman92 Reader
6/20/18 10:17 p.m.

TLDR... Does this have a device similar to an LSD?

red_stapler Dork
6/20/18 10:26 p.m.
dxman92 said:

TLDR... Does this have a device similar to an LSD?

Similar, yes. Not on the base model.

Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/20/18 11:20 p.m.

I am pleased that JG is now aggravated by the non-directional wheels as well.

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