Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
3 minute read
18 Sep 2021
8:20 am

Golf 8 GTI even faster than what Volkswagen is telling us

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Latest version of South Africa’s favourite hot hatch lives up to its reputation by stacking up impressive numbers in road test.

The VW Golf 8 GTI pleasantly surprised us during a high-performance road test.

We can finally let the cat out of the bag after putting the Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI through a high-performance road test. And much to the delight of every fan of one of South Africa’s most adored badges, the end results are nothing less than impressive. Let’s jump into them without any further ado. Wolfsburg claims the hot hatch can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds. We think they might have either played it very safe or are just genuinely modest. In his efforts to determine how close the Golf 8 GTI can come to this claimed...