2000 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Road Test
Every generation has its icons. There are movie stars, business magnates, sports personalities and, lest we forget, cars. In the Thirties it was the Silver Arrows - the Auto Union and Daimler-Benz GP racers had a virtual strangle hold on their competition. The Sixties had the Ferrari GTO in Europe and the Pontiac GTO, among others, in North America - both wonderful performance cars with very different missions. The Seventies and Eighties saw the hot-hatch segment take hold - led by the venerable VW GTI.