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How they started
Gti Engineering was founded in 1978 Richard Lloyd. Richard was at that time racing a Golf GTi as well as running Volkswagen GB's highly successful racing program which resulted in a hat trick of British Saloon Car Championship class wins in 1977,1978 and 1979. these much publicised competition victories contributed very significantly to the successful launch of the Golf GTi in Britain.

Racebred Conversions
From its inception, GTi Engineering's primary role was the research, development, production and fitting of road going sports conversions for Volkswagen and Audi cars. These conversions were of course complimented by an impressive range of racebred performance parts and accessories including suspension, braking, transmission, steering, interior and styling conversions, all of which had evolved over the years and like the engine conversions, continued to be extended and updated right through to the early 90's when the company was sold on to BBR

The VAG Connection
Following its UK launch at the end of the 70's, the golf GTi was quickly singled out as the cult car - a status it still enjoys today. As a result, it has attracted a great deal of special attention from the public and media alike. Keen to foster this special image, VAG recognised that as a high profile company specialising in the marque, with an enviable record in track events and led by an extremely able engineering team the team at GTi Engineering could do much to maintain and promote interest in the unique car range. In 1982 GTi engineering LTD were appointed official Volkswagen Audi specialists. GTi engineering was based at Silverstone so only 12 miles away from the VAG group headquarters in Milton Keynes so they were able to benefit from a mutual exchange of information which enabled them to develop modifications very soon after a new model release, sometimes even befor an official UK launch.


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