VW Golf Optional Carbon Fiber Roof Helps Performance

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volkswagen is adding a carbon fiber roof option to the Golf that will cut up to 20 lbs. from the car.

The option will appear on the performance variants of the Golf and offer improved handling and marginally better fuel economy. According to Volkswagen research and development chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, the German automaker is developing a set of waterproof joints to seal the lightweight roof to the car’s body and its windshield.

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Carbon fiber roofs and panels are becoming more commonplace on high-end sports cars, and for Volkswagen to offer it on its higher-end Golf models is a smart move. The BMW M3 for example comes with a carbon fiber roof as standard, another piece that sets it apart from a standard production 3 Series model.

[Source: Edmunds]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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