Volkswagen's hot Golf history in pics
As VW celebrates 40 years of the Golf, Top Gear looks back on the fastest production versions
Posted: 31 Mar 2014
MkIII GTI: Now sinking into comfortable middle age, the third generation GTI got a 2.0-litre engine when it landed on the forecourt in 1992. Thanks to 188 extra kilos of heft, it wasn't as agile as the MkII. Even the 148bhp 16-valve engine, which appeared in 1993, couldn't help matters.