Tras cuatro décadas de historia, el GTI continúa con esa magia que han disfrutado entusiastas de este modelo en todo el mundo  y por encima  de sus  rivales.

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Toda una tradición alemana está detrás de lo que significan tres simples siglas, pero que  juntas son admiradas, respetadas y también imitadas: GTI, cuyo origen y significado se ubica en Italia en donde Maserati las utiliza por primera vez en 1961 para su modelo 3500 GTI (Gran Turismo Iniezione, en español  Gran Turismo Inyección) y ya para 1975 es cuando la automotriz alemana Volkswagen las hace suyas tras la creación en masa de un vehículo GTI.

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Después, muchas otras automotrices copiaron estas mismas siglas para sus modelos hatchbacks de corte deportivo, pero Volkswagen reclamó los derechos exclusivos de esas siglas y hoy hablar del GTI es referirse al hatchback deportivo más emblemático, pero también más imitado de toda la industria automotriz.      

Siete generaciones

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En 1976 inició la historia del GTI, o Mk1, cuando a partir del Volkswagen Golf,  el motor 1.1 litros de 50 hp fue sustituido por un propulsor de 1.6 litros con inyección mecánica de 110 caballos de potencia con 182 hp. Salió al mercado como edición limitada, pero visto su tremendo éxito entró a formar parte de la gama del compacto alemán.

La segunda generación llegó con el Mk II, con un GTI más grande y solo un poco más potente que alcanzaba los 112 hp gracias al motor 1.8 litros, pero ya por primera vez con la insignia GTI sobre la parrilla.

Ya para la década de 1990, Volkswagen lanzó la tercera generación de GTI, o Mk III, con motor de 115 hp que subiría de potencia un año más tarde gracias a un propulsor de cuatro cilindros de 150 hp.

En 1998 llegó la cuarta entrega, con un diseño conservador pero con un rendimiento excelente basado en su motor de 150 hp que en años siguientes llegaron a los 170 hp. En 2001, esta quinta generación culminó con la edición “25 aniversario” que entregaba 180 hp.

Para la quinta generación, Volkswagen le otorgó un diseño más deportivo y llamativo al Mk V, además de mayor caballaje, al equiparlo con un motor turbo TFSI de 200 hp y por primera vez el cambio automático de doble embrague DSG.

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Para sus 30 años, en 2006, y ya en su sexta generación, el GTI podía generar 220 hp y alcanzar una velocidad máxima de 240 km/h, los mismos que presentó desde hace ya cuatro años en su séptima y, hasta el momento, última generación con transmisión DSG de 6 velocidades.

Séptima generación

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Con un precio de 444 mil 990 pesos, el GTI de séptima generación incluye un completo equipo no solo tecnológico sino de confort y entretenimiento.

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Entre los puntos a destacar incluye faros Bi-Xenón con luz de curva dinámica (ASF) y luz de marcha diurna en tecnología LED; asientos Top Sport en piel con volante multifunciones igualmente forrado en piel con paletas de cambio y costuras en rojo, además del icónico emblema GTI; sistema keyless access con botón Push to Start; techo corredizo panorámico con ajuste de altura; rines de aluminio de 18″ pulidos y pintados, además de conocido motor 2.0 litros de 220 hp con Inyección Directa TSI y transmisión DSG de 6 velocidades.

Edición especial del 40 aniversario

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Hace una semana, a manera de exhibición ya que no se venderá en México, la marca alemana presentó en México el GTI Clubsport, que celebra los 40 años de historia del GTI.

Esta opción especial utiliza el mismo motor de 2.0 litros, pero a diferencia del GTI “normal”, el Clubsport puede desarrollar más potencia, ya que cuenta con una función de Overboost en donde por un lapso de 10 segundos al hundir el pie en el acelerador se puede llegar a los 290 hp de velocidad máxima.

Existen dos versiones de esta edición limitada, una con transmisión manual de 6 velocidades y otra con DSG de doble embrague también de 12 marchas en donde la diferencia está en que la transmisión manual realiza el 0 a 100 km/h en 6.0 segundos con una velocidad límite de 250 km/h, mientras que la DSG lo hace en 5.9 segundos llegando a los 249 km/h.

Rival a vencer 

El modelo Golf que está basado en el GTI es el vehículo más vendido en la historia de la marca alemana y el tercero de toda la industria automotriz, superado únicamente por el Toyota Corolla y el Ford F-Series.

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El Volkswagen GTI ofrece un estilo de vehículo muy particular en el que la potencia, la imagen y la diversión tras el volante son sus cartas de presentación.

No hay duda que con el Volkswagen GTI inició esta cultura de los autos hatchback deportivos, y desde entonces han venido otros que buscan ser quien doblegue al que sigue siendo el más importante “hot hatch”.

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