Volkswagen stated it was once going to provide a GTI fortieth Anniversary Version mannequin when it published what was once new for the 2023 model year, and now we in spite of everything get to peer it.
This particular mannequin marks 40 years of the GTI within the U.S. (not the world), and it’s an unique mannequin for our marketplace. The package deal is bound to enchantment to fans who need all of the efficiency choices in an intriguing visible package deal. It begins with the fundamental S trim, however provides the DCC adaptive dampers, speed-sensitive guidance, distinctive 19-inch wheels and summer season efficiency tires in most cases reserved for the probably the greatest Autobahn trim. It additionally begins at $34,150 for the guide, which is 1000’s inexpensive than the $40,000+ Autobahn trim. If all you wish to have is efficiency and look, this Anniversary Version mannequin seems like a candy deal.
The semblance package deal put in combination by way of VW is a neat one. Two unique paint colors are to be had, together with Twister Purple (pictured) and Urano Gray. Additionally not obligatory (however no longer unique to the mannequin) are Opal White Pearl and Pomelo Yellow Steel. The entire Anniversary Version fashions can have black roofs with black reflect caps. Decals at the door sills characteristic a honeycomb design and “40” to notice it because the Anniversary Version. The ones 19-inch wheels we discussed previous are the similar as you’ll see at the Eu-spec GTIs, they usually additionally characteristic a purple pinstripe accessory across the outer rim.
At the inside of, you’ll get a “40” clasp on the backside middle of the guidance wheel. Plaid seats come usual, and should you get the guide, you’ll get a golf-ball impressed shift knob as a substitute of the brand new sq. knob at the common GTIs. The DSG-equipped fashions — priced at $35,950 — have the similar shifter that appears like a beard trimmer.
Volkswagen says it plans to promote roughly 1,500 devices of the fortieth Anniversary Version automobile. It’ll pass on sale sooner or later mid-model yr.