The car that invented the hot hatch set a pretty high bar for all that came after it.
But its birth wasn’t easy…
The prototype was based on a Scirocco, with an EA827 engine with dual carburetors and a lowered and stiffened suspension. When Volkswagen’s Chief of Research drove this prototype, he objected to the harsh suspension and excessive noise from the intake system and declared the car “undrivable”. Nevertheless, the VW Golf GTI team persevered and ended up assembling an exceptional automobile.
Gunhild Liljequist was tasked with creating a set of features that would set the GTI’s interior apart from the standard Golf. Her contributions became car interior design legends: the bright Tartan plaid upholstery and the dimpled golf-ball-like gearshift knob, making this sock design sort of a no-brainer for us.
80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
We use seamless knitting to create a sock with no stitches.
Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron, bleach or dry clean.