Until we meet with the new Volkswagen Golf 8, the German manufacturer partners with a local tuner to offer its clients some spices for the sporty versions of the current Golf. The Golf GTI, GTD and R can be customised with a Oettinger body kit which also comes with a revised silencer.
The stainless steel exhaust system is a quad set-up, which means the GTD gains exhaust tailpipes on the right of the car, while the GTI increases its number of tailpipes from two to four. The R, meanwhile, receives honed quad tailpipes.
For all models, the exhaust tailpipe is 84 mm in diameter. In addition, the Oettinger muffler alters the exhaust note to produce an even more sporty sound. The R goes a step further, with the addition of valve control.
Complementing the quad exhaust system is a rear diffuser. This offers enhanced aerodynamic ability, and the styling of the diffuser aligns perfectly with the look of Oettinger’s side skirts. Above the diffuser is a new rear roof spoiler which incorporates open flaps.
At the front, the Oettinger kit adds a new spoiler and bespoke splitter. These elements guide air under the car effectively, and align perfectly with the carefully tuned aerodynamics of the Performance Golfs. The Oettinger body kit has been perfected in wind tunnels.
The Oettinger body kit is available now at Volkswagen Retailers throughout the UK and costs £3,995 for the GTD and GTI versions, and £5,225 for the Golf R. This includes VAT, painting and fitting.