2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test


2010 Volkswagen GTI: Next Project?

February 04, 2011

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Our time with the GTI is coming up short. I loved every chance I got with the car. I'd love for it to stick around. Maybe we can convince Engineering Editor Jay Kavanagh to take the GTI on as the next project car and give it another year here in our possession.

Remember the W12 Concept?

VW engineers went a little nutty with this one. They crammed their 6.0-liter bi-turbo W12 engine into where the rear seats used to be, widened and lowered the car, then reshaped the C-pillars into vents to feed air into this beast. Cranking out 650 horsepower and 553 pound feet of torque, the GTI blasted off from 0 to 100kp/h in 3.7 seconds.

While we probably couldn't afford the amount of components and engineering that Volkswagen put into this thing, it does offer some beautiful dreams.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer


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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Volkswagen GTI in VA is:

$142 per month*
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