Volkswagen has released a special edition Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition of 1,500 cars

Volkswagen has released a special edition Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition of 1,500 cars 1

Almost two years ago, subsidiary brand Wolfsburg celebrated the Golf’s 45th anniversary in Europe with a limited edition. Now the brand’s U.S. division is presenting a special series celebrating the release of a sporty version called the Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition.

In 1983, the brand’s Wolfsburg division in the United States launched the Volkswagen Rabbit GTI, a variant of the historic sports version adapted for North American customers. It is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. The edition will be limited to 1,500 copies.

The special edition comes in Tornado Red, Uranus Grey, Opal White with pearl effect, and Grapefruit Yellow metallic. Models are adorned with special black decorative stickers to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the GTI’s launch in the U.S. and give a sportier look. The contrast is created by the gloss black trim on the exterior mirror housings and headliner.

“The 19-inch alloy wheels have a red-painted outer ring with a multi-spoke design and 235/35 tires on both axles.”

Volkswagen has released a special edition Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition of 1,500 cars 3
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Inside, the Golf GTI’s distinctive atmosphere remains intact, only highlighted by a special insert on the lower spoke of the steering wheel at the six o’clock position, reminding the driver that this is a special 40th-anniversary edition.

The technical specifications remain the same. The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition retains the powerful 2.0 TSI petrol engine with a maximum output of 241 hp. The German brand decided to offer a special version with a six-speed manual transmission or a double-clutch automatic transmission with seven DSG gears. Both of them have the adaptive damping system “DCC” as standard equipment in addition to the electronic differential.