The Volkswagen Golf GTI with a manual transmission is going down in history, and the last model to have it is the Golf GTI 380. Unfortunately, it is only intended for the North American market.
It is actually a special equipment package that every buyer of a Golf GTI (2024) with a manual transmission can get, regardless of whether they opt for the S, SE or Autobahn version. It comes with DCC adaptive dampers and 19-inch alloy wheels originally seen on the Golf R 20th Anniversary Edition. High-performance summer tires are on the rims, while the glossy black roof matches the black housings of the side mirrors and matches the red details on the car.
The S and SE versions of the model received seats upholstered in Scalepaper Plaid fabric, while the Autobahn version comes with Vienna leather upholstery, which is optionally available for the SE.
The name was chosen due to its association with the fourth generation and the GTI 337 model, a special version that was sold in 2002. The internal code of the first generation model was borrowed, while the GTI 380 was named after the internal designation of the eighth generation Golf.
The new special edition is powered by Volkswagen’s EA888 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 241 hp and 370 Nm of torque, will be offered exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission, but the standard GTI and R will be available with a 7-speed DSG transmission.
The Golf GTI 380 will be available in the exclusive Graphite Gray Metallic gray color, as well as Deep Black Pearl black, Atlantic Blue Metallic blue, Kings Red Metallic red, Reflex Silver Metallic silver, Moonstone Gray gray and Opal White Pearl white color, as well as the rest of the Golf range. GTI (2024).
Sales start in the spring at a price of 32,485 for the S, 37,285 for the SE and 40,625 for the Autobahn version.