A special edition of the Volkeswagen Golf GTI is available to be ordered
with first models arriving in June. Called the Pirelli, after the
distinctive wheels, the last time a Golf GTI had the name Pirelli was 25
Introduced in May 1983, the original GTI Pirelli was based on the MkI
Golf and featured the distinctive Pirelli ‘P’ 13-inch alloy wheels. The
2008 version sports five-spoke 18-inch versions fitted, appropriately,
with a set of 225/40 R18 Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
The 2008 Mk V Golf GTI Pirelli is available in three colours – reflex
silver, diamond black and blue graphite.
The interior features a half leather seat, inset with an
especially designed cloth which appears to form the pattern of a
The 2.0-litre T-FSI engine has had its’ output raised from the standard
200 PS to 230 PS, and either driven through a six-speed manual or the
twin-clutch DSG gearbox.