Considering it's one of the cars available in the Live for Speed demo, the XF GTI is perhaps the ideal first car for beginners. It's very easy to control, and a popular choice among servers for racing. Its low speed demands a proper driving line, although only the most drastic of mistakes will cause drivers any problem with the XF GTI. It's especially good for distinguishing good drivers from bad drivers, which is why you might notice long-time LFS experts racing around in XF GTIs to this day.
The XF GTI is competitive with the XR GT, and in comparison it's a typical front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive battles. While the XR GT might have a little more power, the XF GTI has easier, more lenient handling.
Hybrid and knobbly tires are an option for the XF GTI, making it an option for rallycross events. The XF GTI handles dirt extremely well, and it's just as good an introduction to rallycross as it is road racing.
- Engine Placement: Front engine
- Drive Wheels: Front-wheel drive
- Transmission: H-pattern gearbox
- Engine: 1.3 liter inline 4
- Power: 86 kW (115 bhp) @ 7031 rpm
- Torque: 130 Nm (96 lbft) @ 5438 rpm
- Total Mass: 942 kg (2076 lbs)
- Power-weight: 91 W/kg (124 bhp/ton)
- Weight Distribution: 56.9% Front, 43.1% Rear
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 liters