Schmidt Revolution Volkswagen Golf GTI
The fifth series of Volkswagen Golf comes in the showrooms in the autumn of 2003, however, it has been formed in the course of only five years just to be replaced by its successor Golf VI. A year later, in 2004, the VW makes an addition to its collection and presents the Golf V in the GTI version. Under the slogan myth GTI it should join the first generation, the original GTI. Various details inside and out - e.g. a special radiator grille with honeycomb mesh and red trim, black side skirts, plaid seats, aluminum inserts, and private Tacho design - are "taken over" plainly.
The Golf V GTI innately equipped with lively 200 hp was subjected to a software optimization by STO-chip tuning. The 70-mm-system in the R32 design stems from the company Friedrich Motorsport Lichtenfels in Bavaria, and the company HG Motorsport from Lübeck is responsible for the modified intake (RFI Air Intake). As the Golf V GTI 2.0 TFSI engine is used, a power of 275 hp is achieved. The powerhouse also features an OEM R32 rear apron, an AP travelling gear and an all-in-one Kenwood DNX520VBT navigation system. All parts including lips, side skirts and rear apron are painted in body color, of course.
But what is all the power, if the connection between vehicle and the road is not optimized in the best way? And now the firm SCHMIDT GmbH from Bad Segeberg comes into play. The Golf V GTI presented here is equipped with Schmidt revolution19-inch Gotham wheels. In detail this means: 8.5 x19 inches ET 45 at the front side and 9x19 inches ET45 on the rear axle with 225/35R19 all-round Marangoni M-power. The custom-built wheels for the GTI version are foiled as i-points on the front side.
Source: Schmidt Revolution press