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.
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.
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.