The GTI Fast Lane

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

How fast can fun get?

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI has a top speed of 244 km/h. Not many drivers would be brave enough to try and reach it, but now everyone can experience a whole lot of fun at a fraction of that speed – thanks to the GTI Fast Lane.

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Following up on the official launch of the new Golf GTI on 6 July 2013, Volkswagen Singapore has created the GTI Fast Lane. A first-of-its-kind, high-velocity slide located in the heart of Golden Village VivoCity, the GTI Fast Lane is an exciting alternative to walking down the long flight of stairs linking the cinema’s two floors.

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The GTI Fast Lane has a slide length of over 13 metres and it’s angled downwards at 23 degrees, allowing riders to reach a maximum speed of almost 15 km/h. It is open every Thursday to Sunday from 25 July to 18 August 2013 and access is free to everyone over 12 years old, regardless of whether they are Golden Village patrons.

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“The new Golf GTI is all about driving enjoyment. With the GTI Fast Lane, we have created similar thrills that can be enjoyed in a unique and accessible form,” said Melissa Bell, General Manager of Marketing Communications at Volkswagen Singapore. “Whether you’ve just driven the Golf GTI or gone on the GTI Fast Lane, it’s hard not to come out smiling.”

Photos taken of the riders are uploaded to the Volkswagen Singapore Facebook page. The people with the best photos each week win great prizes from Volkswagen and Golden Village.

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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