Golf MK3 – The Godfather of the Corrado Plus Chassis
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The chassis of the GTI Mk3 formed the basis for the socalled "Plus chassis" of the Corrado VR6.
Golf GTI (1991)
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GTI genes in the Plus chassis of the Corrado
To ensure that the beefy torque was transferred perfectly to the road in the all new Corrado VR6, the so-called Plus chassis was instrumental in making the Corrado VR6 a high-performance sports car. The godfather was the GTI MK3.
The standard five-speed gearbox allowed fast and precise gear changes. The technical features, which included ABS, power steering and adjustable sport seats, were state of the art. They ensured that the driver was able to control the constant thrust without turbo lag. Prof. Dr. Carl H. Hahn, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Volkswagen from 1982 to 1993, revealed that they had in mind “a kind of new Karmann Ghia, only with more power”.
Nowadays, the technology in the seventh generation of the Golf R is equally uncompromising. This is thanks in no small part to systems like Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), the high-performance brake system, and the DSG dual-clutch gearbox.