Volkswagen Unveils Oettinger Body kit for its Performance Golf Range
VW Group specialist, Oettinger Sportsystems, has worked directly with Volkswagen to produce new body kits for the Volkswagen Golf performance models. With design enhancements on offer for the Golf GTD, GTI and R, these new kits will enable buyers to make their ride unique directly from the showroom. An all-new exhaust silencer completes the more aggressive look.
At the front the Oettinger kit adds a new spoiler and splitter which not only look the part but have been proven to improve airflow under the car in-line with VW’s geek-level aerodynamics on the ‘out the box’ cars. In fact, they’ve been so anal about making the system work that it was heavily tested in a wind tunnel. So it’s not just a fancy frock.
Probably the most obvious change at the back of the GTD and GTI is the new stainless steel quad exhaust system. As the R is already well endowed with exhaust pipes, these have just been honed and with all models the 84mm diameter will stand out. It’s not all show and nothing else; as well as the look the sound has been altered with new mufflers to make it ‘more sporty’. We’ll leave that to the ear of the beholder. However on the R at least there is valve control so drivers can switch on the ‘loud’ when it’s required.
Between those four pipes now sits a rear diffuser which – as with front end – actually works aerodynamically, rather than being a bolt-on afterthought. At the top of the rear now sits a new roof spoiler which ‘underlines the powerful appearance that the Oettinger body kit brings to the trio of potent Golfs’. That’s according to the blurb – we just think it looks good compared to standard. New side skirts complete the overall look of the car.
The Oettinger body kit is available now at Volkswagen dealers throughout the UK and costs £3,995 (RRP) for the GTD and GTI versions, and £5,225 (RRP) for the Golf R. This includes VAT, painting and fitting, which isn’t all that bad as an image-enhancing option.
For more details, see: www.volkswagen.co.uk