Visually, the special model is discreet
A four-door Golf 2 syncro served as the basis, which mutated by hand into the G60 Limited. The fact that VW opted for a four-door was a calculation, because the body was more torsion-resistant due to the smaller door cutouts.
Visually, the most powerful production Golf 2 of all time deliberately remained inconspicuous. Instead of a red radiator grille border, VW Motorsport decided to paint the grille in the Porsche color “Riviera Blue”.
With 210 hp at 6500 rpm, the special model was almost twice as powerful as the original Golf 2 GTI with 112 hp (107 hp with catalytic converter) and also significantly more powerful than the Golf GTI G60 and Golf Rallye, which had 160 hp from their 8V engines pulled out.
VW Golf G60 Limited with 210 hp
In order to combine the G-Lader, which works like a compressor and is belt-driven by the engine, with the 16V, the alternator on the 3G unit was moved to the rear.
With a sharp exhaust camshaft and large intake manifold, the four-cylinder engine delivered 210 hp and 252 Nm of maximum torque at 0.54 bar.
The chassis and five-speed gearbox are said to come from the Group A Golf Rally. Thanks to all-wheel drive (syncro), the Limited goes to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and is said to reach 230 km/h – although there are also rumors that the special model will accelerate to country road speed in under seven seconds.
There were no extras for the Super Golf
There were no extras for the Limited. Customers couldn’t even choose the exterior color. All 71 vehicles built and delivered (insiders speak of 72 cars) were left-hand drive in the exterior color “brilliant black metallic” (color code LP9V).
According to the description, the Golf was meticulously restored a few years ago, so that the paintwork and trim parts are in excellent condition. However, there is an inconsistency with the color: According to VW, all G60 Limited are black; However, the dealer writes that the Golf is in “Graphite Gray Metallic” and the paintwork also looks a bit lighter in the photos. Now the question arises: Has the Golf been repainted, or is it simply a typographical error in the advertisement?
Less bad: There are small rockfalls at the front, which in spite of the greatest care are inevitable after more than 100,000 kilometers. The interior looks more like 10,000 kilometers in the pictures than almost 110,000 kilometers, which is due to the fact that the seats were covered with original leather and upholstered in 2019.
The Golf should now cost around 94,000 euros
The Golf G60 Limited has been in current ownership since 2007. Shortly after purchase, the 1.8-liter 16V was extensively revised. On this occasion there were also some modifications, for example a larger charger and a stainless steel exhaust system were installed.
The rare Golf is now on sale for £79,995. That’s the equivalent of a good 94,000 euros – around 20,000 euros more than the price that VW is asking for a brand new, fully equipped Golf 8 R.