Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Tarmac Racer, Would You Want This?


Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Tarmac Racer, Would You Want This?

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Designed as a front-engined, front-wheel drive replacement for the Beetle, the Golf’s crisp lines were penned by famed designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. So instant was its success that by October 1976 the one millionth Golf had already rolled off the production line.

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The Golf was a neat and efficient family car, but thanks to the efforts of a small group of enthusiastic VW engineers it became a bone fide performance car too. An after-hours project for a ‘Sport Golf’ grew into the Golf GTi released in the late 1970s and kicking off the hot hatch boom which continues to this day.

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