Friday May 13th, 2011 14:50 Volkswagen Announce 35th Anniversary Special Edition Golf GTI

 

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced to the world that it would be releasing the special edition Golf GTI Edition 35. Made to mark the 35th anniversary of the release of the original hot hatch in 1976, the Edition 35 will be the most powerful Golf GTI to date.

Although Volkswagen is keeping details about the special edition car close to its chest at the moment, we do know that the Edition 35′s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will have a peak horsepower rate up to 232bhp. This is an improvement of 25bhp over the standard Golf GTI.

There are no figures as of yet on the Edition 35′s top speed or 0-62mph time, but they should improve upon the regular GTI’s top speed of 149mph and 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds, while being below the more powerful Golf R.

To compliment the anniversary edition car’s increase in power, Volkswagen has given the Edition 35 a number of cosmetic tweaks. In addition to a revised front bumper and lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels, the Edition 35′s front wings, sill plates, head restraints and seats will bear the ’35′ signature. The Edition 35 will also see the return of the golf ball gearknob.

The special edition Golf will be given its world debut at the Wörthersee tuning festival in Austria in early June, before it gets its German release a few weeks later. Expected to cost somewhere in the region of £27,000, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 will be available in the UK later this year.

 

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