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Pirelli P-Slot Wheel

Designed for Volkswagen's GTI
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The original Volkswagen GTI is just not complete unless it's wearing a set of Pirelli P-Slot wheels. A 7 mil gap between the Ps for the first-generation Mk1, (1977–1984) and a 10 mil gap for the second-generation Mk2 introduced in August of 1983 thru 1992.


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Volkswagen Mk1 Pirelli P-Rim wheel. (source: MK1 Golf Owners Club).

Created by engineers as a weekend project, and showcased at the 1975 Frankfurt Motor show, the limited run of 5000 Volkswagen's Golf GTI MK1 went on sale in June of 1976 as a 1977 model with the type 827 engine's Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection which generated 110bhp.

Originally available in just two colours, Mars Red and Diamond Metallic Silver, Schwartz Black was added shortly afterwards.


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While this image of a 1977 Volkswagen Golf GTI is officially from VW, it is incorrect since the GTI only came with a black VW logo (not chrome).

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The original Mk1 Pirelli P-Rim wheel with the gap between P's is 7mm. (image source: VW Vortex)

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The Mk2 Pirelli P-Rim wheel had a gap between P's of 10mm (to support the greater weight). (image source: VW Vortex)

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Pirelli logo. (source: ©Pirelli)

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Pirelli "P" logo. (source: ©Pirelli)

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COMMENTS
marro22909 days ago

That's one handsome wheel. Bravo. I'll take the 10mm gap please.

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