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File under FOMO: I hate missing events

Few things are worse than having to skip an event because of a sickness.

Live thread: Track testing our Mustang vintage racer and Mk7 GTI

Follow this thread for live updates while we track test our 1965 Ford Mustang vintage race car and 2017 VW Mk7 Golf GTI.

Will the VW ID. GTI really be an affordable performance EV?

Can the GTI formula we know and love really be applied to an electric car? VW seems to think so if the ID. GTI Concept is anything to go by.

The GTI 380 is how VW says auf Wiedersehen to the manual GTI

VW announces the GTI 380, a special equipment package that celebrates the final year for the manual GTI and R.

Live thread: Track testing a manual GR86, C8 Z06 and more

We're heading to the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park to test a Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 and a manual Toyota GR86, plus our VW Mk7 GTI's latest setup.

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GTI articles

Columns: How I rediscovered a love of autocross by putting down the camera

Normally, you can find Chris, our video editor, shooting cars on track from behind a camera. This time, he left the camera behind so he could be the one on track.

Features: Volkswagen Rabbit GTI: Winner then, still a winner today?

The GRM staff knows rad-era cars, as we’ve been driving them since they were new.

Columns: I’ve ruined another perfectly practical car–and I’m grateful for it

Our Mk7 VW Golf GTI is just the latest perfectly good car we've ruined in the name of our hobby.

Buyer's Guides: Mk2 Golf GTI: What you need to know before you buy

The evolution of the original VW Rabbit GTI was the A2-chassis Golf GTI, one of the most fun-to-drive hot hatches to ever hit the road.

News and Notes: A GTI-powered Plymouth Horizon

Not a Rabbit, not an Omni, but a Plymouth Horizon.

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GTI project car updates

Cleaning our direct injection GTI’s intake with walnut blasting

The cause of our VW GTI’s rough idle and intermittent check engine light? Our suspicions were confirmed when we opened the hood and removed the intake manifold: The intake vales …

Do you hate rock chips? Here’s how we’re fighting them.

Our Volkswagen GTI has gone the distance–both on the highway and on track–and its front end was starting to show it. With miles come rock chips, and sadly the …

Can we get faster laps in our Mk7 GTI by upgrading the intercooler?

Sure, our Mk7 GTI is both fast and consistent, but only for a handful of laps before the engine heat soaks and lap times get slower.

The solution? …

Comparing our 318is to another rad-era icon, the Mk1 Rabbit GTI

Back in the day, the E30 BMW 318is was one of the more affordable ways to go fast.

How does it compare, then, to another inexpensive go-fast option, …

Our Mk7 GTI again proves to be an ideal dual-duty car

After a flawless outing for its first autocross event last year, we took our Mk7 GTI back out, this time for a Martin Sports Car Club event at the …

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GTI Readers' Rides

Jun 06, 2019 by CharlieFoxtrot
2018 Volkswagen GTI SE

6MT, white, leather, stock.

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