The Volkswagen Golf GTI adidas is coming to the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. Even better, perhaps, is news that you will be able to buy one as well. The list price for this special edition model is $45,990.
Using the familiar and highly successful GTI as a starting point the adidas version includes dedicated badging and interior seat trim, along with unique 18″ “Serron” alloy wheels. Also thrown in are bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering functionality, rear LED tail lights (previously only seen on the Golf R) and an RCD510 stereo system complemented with Media Device Interface and Bluetooth connectivity.
The adidas will be available in Candy White or Tornado Red only. In Australia they will also be limited to five-door and DSG specification. More details after the break.
Golf GTI adidas –The Most Exclusive GTI Of The Modern Era
- New Golf GTI adidas debuts in Australia at the Australian International Motor Show
- Most exclusive GTI with new wheels, new seat design and full range of features
Three of the world’s most renowned German badges – Volkswagen, GTI and adidas – will for the first time meld to form a combined product: the Golf GTI adidas. Volkswagen is presenting the most exclusive Golf GTI of the current generation in an Australian premiere at this year’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The Golf GTI adidas follows in the mould of the Golf Pirelli GTI.
The new Golf GTI adidas can be recognized by a special alloy wheel design. In this case, it is the 18-inch “Serron” wheel, named after a Finnish race course. The wheel exhibits five machine-polished U-shaped dual spokes; the areas between the spokes are painted in high-sheen black.
In addition, the Golf GTI adidas is identified on its exterior by standard bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and dark tinted tail light clusters with LED technology. Special adidas badges on the B-pillars also identify this car as a special model.
Inside, the black-red sport seat system was customised in the joint venture with adidas. Its inner seat panels consist of fabric in GTI-adidas design and sport the matching logo as well; lateral seat supports are upholstered in Vienna leather; interior designers executed the double cap seam of the head restraints in “Flash Red”.
On the backs of the front seats, which are heated and height-adjustable, there are storage pockets for stowing smaller items and magazines, while the folding backrest of the rear seats is equipped with a combined centre armrest and pass-through to the boot space.
Colour-contrasting decorative door inlays (front), special interior accents in aluminium, fabric floor mats with decorative borders and a gearshift grip in the golf ball design of the first generation GTI, complete the customised features of the GTI adidas. Of course, this GTI adidas also offers standard features such as a RCD 510 audio system, Media Device Interface (MDI) and standard Bluetooth Phone Connectivity.
In the selection of exterior paints offered on this exclusive model, Volkswagen returns to the roots of GTI history: white and red. Customers can choose from the GTI-specific hues “Candy White” and “Tornado Red”.
Like all Golf GTIs, the Golf GTI adidas also offers the sport chassis − highly praised by many independent reviewers − which delivers extremely impressive performance with an electronic transverse differential lock (XDL) and GTI-specific ESP tuning. The Golf GTI adidas comes with a 155 kW turbo engine and yet consumes only 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres. It is a GTI that outputs audible dynamics through its dual tailpipe exhaust system (one tailpipe each, left and right). It is a GTI that transfers the tradition of the original version to the future.
This special edition Golf GTI adidas 5-door 6-speed DSG is available in Australia from $45,990*.
* Prices quoted are Manufacturer List Prices excluding dealer delivery charges, which may vary from dealer to dealer and statutory charges, which vary from state to state.