Golf GTi Pirelli Edition, 2008 3dr, DSG transmission, 79,000 miles, Silver, 1 of only 212 UK Cars, Pirelli Sports Interior, Pirelli Alloy wheels, Service History, Superb Condition Throughout.
*2008 Golf GTi Pirelli
*2.0 16v turbo FSI engine – 227bhp
*6 Speed DSG Transmission
*Reflex Silver Metallic
*Sports Seats trimmed in Leather & Alcantara (heated)
*Multi-Function Leather Steering Wheel
*Pirelli logo Headrests
*18’’ Pirelli Design Alloy Wheels
*Aluminium interior trim package
*Dual Auto Air Conditioning
*Rear Parking Sensors
*Touch Screen Nav with Bluetooth Hands-free
*Rear Privacy Glass
*LED Lighting Pack
*Full Service History
*3 Months Warranty
CSC offer for sale this beautifully presented mk5 Golf GTi Pirelli Edition in stunning Reflex Silver. This example is fairly rare being the 3 door variant and it is believed to be one of only around 70 cars produced with the DSG Dual Clutch transmission. This example also comes with a high specification including Xenon headlights and the Leather trimmed Multi-Function Steering wheel.
Back in 1983, Pirelli got together with Volkswagen to produce the original Golf GTi Pirelli which came with the distinctive and now iconic 14inch ‘P Slot’ alloy wheels, and a production run of 10,500 cars was sold out within 6 months.
Jump forwards 25 years and Pirelli once again joined forces with Volkswagen to launch a limited edition run of Golf GTi’s, this time to bring the mk5 GTi to a close with a much smaller production number of just 222 examples.
The 2008 version also got more than just a fancy set of alloy wheels. The Pirelli edition is based on the highly acclaimed GTi Edition 30 with the same uprated engine and suspension. Externally, there are subtle upgrades such as rear tinted privacy glass, colour coded sill and valence trims and of course, Pirelli design alloy wheels, this time in 18’’ form.
Internally, the difference is more obvious with distinctive ‘San remo’ Alcantara Pirelli tyre tread design inserts on the heated leather trimmed Sports Seats which also feature yellow stitching along with the Sports Steering Wheel and Gear lever Gaiter. Dual auto climate control came as standard along with touch screen navigation system and Bluetooth hands free.
This fantastic example is the rarer 3 door variant and was ordered with VW’s superb 6 speed dual clutch DSG Tiptronic transmission to maximise the performance of the cars uprated 2.0 TFSi engine. The Reflex Silver bodywork presents beautifully with no major marks and the Interior shows no major signs of wear for its 79,000 miles.
On the road, this GTi example feels tight and responsive as you would expect with light but accurate controls, and sure footed handling. The turbo charged engine delivers is power smoothly through the rev range whilst the DSG gearbox changes gears effortlessly and provides seem-less and smooth acceleration. Braking is also smooth but purposeful and reassuring.
The Volkswagen Golf has been seen as one of the best all round cars of the last 40 years, with the GTi seen as the class bench mark. The mk5 GTi was seen as a ‘return to form’ after the disappointingly plain and rather dull mk4. These Pirelli editions provide an opportunity to enjoy the very best of what the mk5 had to offer and being a low production model will always demand a place in the GTi hall of fame.
Colour: LAZW – Reflex Silver Metallic
Interior: Pirelli Design Sports Seats in Leather & Alcantara
Equipment: E6P – Golf GTi ‘Pirelli’
COT – 18’’ Alloy Wheels
G1A – 6 Speed DSG transmission
VOD – Pirelli Tyres
1AT – Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
2FP – 3 spoke multi-function Leather steering wheel
XRC – 18’’ Sport-Techno ‘Hollow Spoke’ Alloy Wheels
3V3 – Luggage Compartment cover with Luggage Net
N2Z – Special Edition Seat Coverings
5MD – Aluminium Trim Inserts
2JG – Colour Coded Bodywork
2VC – Sports Version
1JE – Sports Shock Absorbers
8AG – Radio with CD and MP3
Xenon Headlights with Headlamp Washers
Multi-function paddle shift Steering Wheel
Auto Wipers with Rain Sensor
EXTERNAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
18’’ Alloy Wheels
Colour Coded GTi Bodywork
Twin Exhaust Pipes
LED lighting pack & Door Puddle Lights
‘Pirelli’ model designation badge
INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE:
Sports Seats in Leather & Alcantara (electrically heated)
Aluminium Trim Package
Power Assisted Steering
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning
Rear Parking Assist
Electronic Stability (ESP)
Front and Side Airbags
Audio System with CD & MP3
Touch Screen Satellite Navigation System
Bluetooth Hands-free Connectivity
Electric windows and mirrors
Fitted over carpet mats
ISOFIX rear seat points
Engine: 2.0 16v Turbo FSI
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
Acceleration: 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds
Top Speed: 152mph (where legal)!
The car was first registered on 14th July 2008 at Crewe Volkswagen, and has been with the current owner since July 2016 when the car had covered around 70,000 miles. The Service records show regular servicing and maintenance which was with mainly Volkswagen main agents until 2015. This superb Pirelli GTi is HPi clear and the current MOT runs until 18th October 2019.
The car comes with its original Volkswagen wallet containing all the correct handbooks, service book and vehicle information. The current MOT is valid until 13th September 2019.