Tag Archive | Volkswagen GTI

HIT! The Alpha-Rabbit – VW GTI R32

That title line is a bunch of letters that don’t spell anything.  All you need to know is this: 247 Horses, all-wheel-drive.  This is the top of the rabbit totem pole.

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Another week in Hatchtopia begins…. NOW.

Vintage Hatchback Commercial : 1983 Volkswagen GTI

Even the most jaded of hatchback and automotive aficionado recognizes that the Volkswagen GTI was a game-changer.  The idea of transforming an economy car into something more performance-oriented certainly was not a new one – the Ford Mustang was essentially a swoopy new body on a basic sedan with a few performance goodies thrown in.  And it was a runaway success.

Kinda like the GTI 20 years later.  Prior to its introduction, the public perceived (and for the most part, rightfully so) that small hatchbacks were basic tools to get you from Point A to Point B.

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