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    Found this when reading an article about the new Swift GTI and the use of the name GTI between Pug and VW.

    "Suzuki introduced the Swift GTi in 1986 and last imported a GTi into the country in 1999. It is now planning to import a performance version of its popular Swift compact car and wants to name it GTi.

    The issue is further complicated by companies such as Peugeot which also have GTi models.

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    Volkswagen Group Australia would not comment yesterday on Suzuki's moves.

    Peugeot Automobiles Australia public and customer relations manager Mathew McAuley said they had used the name for about 190 years and it had "never been an issue".


    Pretty amazing really. Seems they were well ahead of their time.
    Where can I get a GTI Pepper mill from the early 1800's?


    http://carsguide.news.com.au/news/st...E21822,00.html
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    What does GTi actually stand for or mean? I read it somewhere years ago but i forgot
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    Grand Tourisimo injectione or grand tourer injected

    or sales ploy for easily impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad
    Peugeot Automobiles Australia public and customer relations manager Mathew McAuley said they had used the name for about 190 years and it had "never been an issue".
    That's a bit hard to swallow given that Peugeot was actually founded 120 yrs ago in 1885, and that was actually building cycles. Their first (steam) car came in 1889.
    Take the long way home....

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    Quote Originally Posted by U Turn
    That's a bit hard to swallow given that Peugeot was actually founded 120 yrs ago in 1885, and that was actually building cycles. Their first (steam) car came in 1889.
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    Quote Originally Posted by U Turn
    That's a bit hard to swallow given that Peugeot was actually founded 120 yrs ago in 1885, and that was actually building cycles. Their first (steam) car came in 1889.
    Thats my point exactly
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    Grand Tourisimo injectione or grand tourer injected
    But was the first Golf Gti of the 1970's injected or carburetted?
    PEUGEOT 306 GTi6 (1997-1999 HYBRID)
    105.4kw (141HP) ATW
    2:09 Phillip Island (Toyo Street Tyres)

    2001 YAMAHA YZF-R6
    119HP

    1993 MITSUBISHI 3000GT Twin Turbo
    300BHP
    STOCK-14.006 @97.4mph HEATHCOTE
    STOCK-1:15 CALDER Long Circuit (Stock Street Tyres + Stock Pads :banghead )
    (For Sale)

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