Volkswagen or Audi are not the only ones bringing official builds at the annual GTI gathering, with aftermarket specialist Oettinger also taking part in the festivities with two bespoke models.
Oettinger has opted for a new aerodynamic body kit for the seventh-generation GTI, for a sharper new look that adds a new front spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, and a quad tailpipe rear diffuser, matched by a roof-mounted spoiler with open racing flaps. The new quad exhaust system will be offered on the 2.0-liter engine, or even the 2.0-liter diesel engine available as the GTD. Oettinger can also throw in an optional engine upgrade and total oomph will surge to 380 (283 kilowatts) horsepower – a good deal above the standard 210 (156 kilowatts).
In case that’s actually not enough, the Oettinger Golf R is the address – the engine has been boosted to no less than 500 horsepower (372 kW) – thanks to a complete new build for the block, new forged pistons and steel connecting rods, gearbox upgrades, strengthened DSG clutches, while the pack also includes high-performance brakes, a complete exhaust and a coilover suspension. There’s the ubiquitous new aero kit, adding new front spoiler and diffuser, side skirts, rear diffuser, and roof-mounted spoiler but also new wheels for both models.