December 6, 2022

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2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition

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A red 40th Anniversary Edition GTI is parked on pavement near sunset.

The 40th Anniversary Version is a limited-edition GTI with stickier tires.
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The VW GTI has formally attained center age. To rejoice its birthday, VW is launching a distinctive 40th-anniversary constrained version version of the sizzling hatch known as the — you guessed it — Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition, which it introduced on Tuesday.

You will be capable to inform the special version apart from a frequent, backyard wide variety GTI thanks to a couple of particular layout cues. The major and most clear variance will be the exterior color. Whilst the unique edition will be obtainable in 4 shades, two are unique to the 40th-anniversary edition: Urano Grey and a typical GTI shade, Tornado Crimson. The other two colors are Opal White Pearl and Pomelo Yellow Metallic.

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Over and above the particular colors, the 40th Anniversary Edition receives other style tweaks like doorsills with specific “40” badging in a honeycomb-like layout, moreover an illuminated grill with a pink stripe throughout it a 40th-Anniversary precise black-painted roof, black mirror caps. It’s rolling on one of a kind gloss black 19-inch wheels with pink pinstripes, wrapped in summer months overall performance tires borrowed from the not-for-the-U.S. Golf GTI Clubsport 45.

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Inside of there’s a “40” badge on the steering wheel, honeycomb inside accents, common plaid fabric seats, and a golf ball-impressed knob for the shifter on handbook designs.

All those hoping for much more electricity with this particular version are out of luck. The 40th-anniversary edition is driven by the very same 2.-turbocharged I4 with 241 and 273 lb-ft of torque as other GTIs. As in the standard GTI, you can pair that with possibly a six-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG transmission with VWs Tiptronic shifting.

While a good deal of special edition automobiles split the lender, this one particular does not feel to do that. Pricing for the 2023 VW Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Version begins at $34,150 for the guide the DSG will set you again $34,950 which include a $1,095 desired destination cost.

If you want just one, you’re likely to have to act promptly though. VW is only making 1,500 of the 40th-anniversary version divided up amongst guide and DSG products. It goes on sale later on this 12 months.

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