2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI fettled by Manhart Efficiency
Underneath the bonnet is the place you’ll discover the largest change, with its 2-litre turbocharged EA888 now outfitted with Manhart’s piggyback ECU module. Tweaks to mapping for injection and increase strain management have liberated an extra 44bhp and 40lb ft over customary, lifting complete output to 286bhp and 313lb ft of torque. Although barely down on energy than the GTI Clubsport, it’s 21lb ft up, whereas Manhart may also up-spec the exhaust for extra value.
New efficiency figures haven’t been officiated, however count on an enchancment on the 6.3sec manufacturing unit 0-62mph time of the usual GTI, bringing it nearer to the 5.6sec time of the Clubsport.
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Manhart’s visible updates are equally delicate, extending the trademark GTI purple highlights to different parts like new decals on bonnet, roof and physique sides. These are continued entrance and rear with the intakes now framed by purple pinstriping and a extra aggressive Manhart diffuser insert.
There are additionally new 19-inch multispoke Manhart wheels completed in satin black, on which the physique sits 40mm decrease with using new H&R springs. Although Manhart has but to specify its different chassis upgrades, it has confirmed different adjustments to the setup to enhance dynamics.
Manhart has determined to supply an normal possibility with the Mk8 GTI within the type of a fibre optic headliner, much like the sort you’ll discover in a Rolls-Royce could be added at a value.
The powertrain improve is obtainable now for £1300, considerably lower than the £3755 premium you’ll pay for a Clubsport, however then additionally with out the broader updates or additional kudos related to the quicker GTI. Choices such because the illuminated headliner and wheels value round £1700, with the brand new springs a steal at £300.