Quick, what do a Volkswagen GTI and a GoPro have in common? Well, the answer is quite obvious. They've both become an ever-present item at track days and autocrosses over the years. Now, though, they're finally teaming up.

Volkswagen has announced that anyone that buys or leases a new, seventh-generation GTI before June 30 will get a free GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition. Buying a $25,000 car and getting a free, $399 video camera doesn't seem like a half-bad bargain.

To highlight this point, and show what both the GTI and a GoPro can do, Volkswagen enlisted its World Rallycross driver, Tanner Foust, to zip about on a closed course behind the wheel of a 2015 GTI that's been fitted with its body weight in cameras. The result is the cool video you see below. Scroll down, and then let us know what you think.


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      Barry Hubris
      • 6 Months Ago
      So damned long. Gave up after 1 minute. Could understand if this was The Hire. But it's just Foust acting like a tool.
      billy_sims33
      • 6 Months Ago
      Hey, VW.com stil is taking names for updates! I hope the actual GTI works better than their lame website! PS: the video is way too lame.
      dea5787
      • 6 Months Ago
      I didn't watch the entire 20+ minute video. Is it just the same segment replayed over and over again? I dunno. Most of the footage shown was of the vehicle wearing the smattering of go pros. I would have actually rather seen more footage from the actual go pros themselves.
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        • 6 Months Ago
        @dea5787
        It's an interactive video, depending on what button you click it goes to a different section of the video.
        dea5787
        • 6 Months Ago
        @dea5787
        Thanks for the explanation 404. Unfortunately, I still stand by my original words regarding the footage. Also, I'll be more excited when I can build the car on their website. As a car enthusiast that has an appreciation for most automobiles, that's one of the most fun ways to dream and educate myself on a particular car as it hits the market.
      BodyBlue
      • 6 Months Ago
      The GoPros are the only interesting thing on a GTI to look at. Yet ANOTHER yawner from VW style wise. It will be another sales dog just like the last gen was in America.
      Julio B
      • 6 Months Ago
      boring after 2 minutes... The only surprise was looking at how quiet the dog was at the car wash. My dog hates the car wash!
      Pat
      • 6 Months Ago
      disappointed with this video ... what's the point? it's just highlighting how a pro driver can drive a Golf on a closed course. They don't make that much use of the GoPro either. That song is going stay in my head for a while now ...
        Klep
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Pat
        "it's just highlighting how a pro driver can drive a Golf on a closed course." What would you have preferred? Regular drivers in traffic? Yeah, that'd be fun to watch.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Too bad the car didn't flip and destroy all of the cameras. This gopro trend has quickly gotten old.
      Mr Sled
      • 6 Months Ago
      Should have Tanner doing a Costco run, then track day, then hot date, then going to work in the morning. No idea what this fwd low speed drifting and engine punishment has to do with GTI ownership.
      turboawdftw
      • 6 Months Ago
      well that was kinda stupid... most of the shots were of the car from another car, not from the gopros mounted on the car... i thought it was really going to make good use of all those gopros on the car...
        LW
        • 6 Months Ago
        @turboawdftw
        you obviously didn't click the buttons to see different POVs. And what are they trying to sell? Gopro cameras or the car?
      Radwon
      • 6 Months Ago
      Have to agree, pretty weak. There is more footage from the non-attached GoPros than with. Also, as much as I like gymkana, drifting and the like, please refer to the recent Autoblog of the teenage punk stealing his grampa's Veloster and mimicking this...but through a park full of kids. The only thing this ad did was make me want to replace my current dashcam with a GoPro especially if it can take a carwash and stay attached.
      mr.vw
      • 6 Months Ago
      I am not looking forward to the Mexico built Golf/GTI. VW might just kill the cult like GTI following by producing this German thorough bread out of PĆ£blo. I guess I can scratch another VW off my list of dubs to buy. German built VW are considerably better built than Mexican built dubs.
      Mr Sled
      • 6 Months Ago
      Should have Tanner doing a Costco run, then track day, then hot date, then going to work in the morning. No idea what this fwd low speed drifting and engine punishment has to do with GTI ownership.
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