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More Photos of 1977 VW GTI racecar unveiled at 2011 Wörthersee GTI-Treffen - Web Exclusive

With Volkswagen’s support, KWL Motorsport in Germany rebuilt the GTI with Bilstein suspension, a sequential five-speed VW Motorsport transmission and an 80-liter fuel tank

Jun 2, 2011

As announced yesterday on the News pages at www.eurotuner.com, VW was celebrating the 35th anniversary of the iconic GTI model at the GTI-Treffen in Wörthersee, Austria.

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This week-long festival is the largest VW enthusiasts’s meet in the world and Volkswagen celebrated with a special Edition 35 model of the latest VW GTI, that will be sold in Europe. It also announced a recently restored 1977 Golf GTI 16S Group 4 racer would be unveiled at the show.

We finally have more photos and you can see them here. The 1600cc Oettinger engine puts out a remarkable 215hp to the crank without a turbocharger.

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The classic GTI was built to race in the 3-hour Classic race that takes place before the famous Nurburgring 24-hour race each year. With Volkswagen’s support, KWL Motorsport in Germany rebuilt the GTI with Bilstein suspension, a sequential five-speed VW Motorsport transmission and an 80-liter fuel tank.

Over the past two years, KWL Motorsport has had two class victories at the Nurburgring Classic in a Mk1 Scirocco in 2009 and 2010. Patrick Simon and Heinz Stuber will again drive this 1977 Golf GTI 16S that has been entered into Group 4 for engines up to 2.0 liters.

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