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The first generation Volkswagen Golf GTI was introduced in March of 1975 and went on to release several special editions in various markets. One such model was the Golf GTI Pirelli, which was sold for the German market. in other markets the car was given different names like the GTI Campaign in England, GTI Plus in France and GTI Trophy in Switzerland.
These special edition Volkswagen Golf GTI's featured quad headlights, tinted glass, factory sunroof and Pirelli P 6Jx14 alloy wheels. Interior upgrade consisted of a leather wrapped steering wheel, MFA trip computer system and internal mirror adjusters.
The engine was the same 1.8L inline 4 cylinder that was first introduced in the 1982 Golf GTI. Compared to the older 1.6L engine, the 1.8L had the bore and stroke enlarged to 81 and 86.4 millimeters respectively. This raised the compression ratio to to 10.0:1, and the peak power output from 110 PS to 112 PS at 5,800 rpm. Peak torque was also raised to 112 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm.