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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #340 on: 17 September 2019, 12:21 »
No way! It looks just like a large Polo, totally didn't expect that  :tongue:

Yes, there are a few styling cues that’ve been borrowed from the Polo, like the slightly concave wheel arch edges, the extra crease lines running down the bonnet and the crease line just up from the bottom of the doors.

I personally prefer the looks of the Polo. Maybe it’s all to do with proportion, but IMO the mk8 Golf has ‘grown’ to the point where it looks a bit ungainly, whereas the proportions of the Polo look pretty much spot on. Just my opinion though.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #341 on: 17 September 2019, 12:30 »
jv was excercising a bit of sarcasm there but it has to be said, the Polo is definitely pretttier where the Golf looks a bit like a genetic experiment gone wrong.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #342 on: 17 September 2019, 12:58 »
Based on the GTi spy shots from a couple of months ago, i'm not expecting to be disappointed.

Mk8 GTi spotted

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-volkswagen-golf-gti-2020-hot-hatch-seen-first-time

The GTE spy shots above look like it's missing the deeper bumpers of the GTi test mule. Also the current trend for bloaty looking bodywork with bigger and bigger wheel arches leaves some of the latest hatchbacks looking under-wheeled with anything but the largest alloys available. How many on here look at the Mk7 Match or SE models and think 'wow'!?
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #343 on: 18 September 2019, 11:45 »
This article may go some way to explaining the rather plain styling of the GTE in the spy shots.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-volkswagen-golf-gte-will-have-201bhp-and-241bhp-variants
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #344 on: 18 September 2019, 12:48 »
This article may go some way to explaining the rather plain styling of the GTE in the spy shots.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-volkswagen-golf-gte-will-have-201bhp-and-241bhp-variants

Interesting, so that one is the plain version. So the GTI will definitely be up around 260-270bhp as a minimum based on the GTE being 241 ish.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #345 on: 18 September 2019, 15:29 »
Everything I have read suggests the Mk8 GTI is 290... like the TCR.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #346 on: 18 September 2019, 16:04 »
I reckon the mk8 GTI will be around the same figure as the Focus ST (whatever that’s is now, I can’t bring myself to look at them, they have more creases than my shirts do when they emerge from a suitcase)
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #347 on: 18 September 2019, 22:32 »


I feel physically sick. Awful.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #348 on: 18 September 2019, 22:34 »
image upload by url

It actually looks upset with itself.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #349 on: 19 September 2019, 07:39 »
That really does look crap....
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