The VW GTI has formally reached center age. To rejoice its birthday, VW is launching a different Fortieth-anniversary restricted version model of the recent hatch referred to as the — you guessed it — Volkswagen Golfing GTI Fortieth Anniversary Version, which it introduced on Tuesday.
You’ll be capable to inform the particular version except an ordinary, lawn selection GTI due to a couple of particular design cues. The principle and most blatant distinction would be the external colour. Whilst the particular version can be to be had in 4 colours, two are distinctive to the Fortieth-anniversary version: Urano Gray and a vintage GTI colour, Twister Pink. The opposite two colours are Opal White Pearl and Pomelo Yellow Metal.
Past the particular colours, the Fortieth Anniversary Version will get different design tweaks like doorsills with particular “40” badging in a honeycomb-like design, plus an illuminated grill with a pink stripe throughout it; a Fortieth-Anniversary explicit black-painted roof, black reflect caps. It’s rolling on distinctive gloss black 19-inch wheels with pink pinstripes, wrapped in summer season efficiency tires borrowed from the not-for-the-U.S. Golf GTI Clubsport 45.
Inside there’s a “40” badge on the steering wheel, honeycomb interior accents, classic plaid cloth seats, and a golf ball-inspired knob for the shifter on manual models.
Those hoping for more power with this special edition are out of luck. The 40th-anniversary edition is powered by the same 2.0-turbocharged I4 with 241 and 273 lb-ft of torque as other GTIs. As in the standard GTI, you can pair that with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG transmission with VWs Tiptronic shifting.
While a lot of special edition cars break the bank, this one doesn’t seem to do that. Pricing for the 2023 VW Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition starts at $34,150 for the manual; the DSG will set you back $34,950 including a $1,095 destination fee.
If you want one, you’re going to have to act quickly though. VW is only making 1,500 of the 40th-anniversary edition divided up between manual and DSG models. It goes on sale later this year.