Volkswagen is calling it the Edition 35, and it is will be the most powerful and fastest production Golf GTI built to date.
But, and this is a big but for Golf GTI fans, you won’t be able to purchase it in the United States.
The new Golf GTI Edition 35 will come with a more powerful engine than the GTI’s 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI. Instead of 2010 HP the Golf GTI Edition 35 powerplant gets upgraded to a front tire burning 235 HP.
Other important upgrades to the anniversary Gold GTI include:
– headlights that feature LED daytime running lights
– bespoke alloy wheels
– blacked-out headlights and taillights
– darkened rear and tailgate windows
– glossy black finish on the grille
BTW: If you are curious why it’s called the Golf GTI Edition 35 the answer is straightforward. VW is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the original Golf GTI way back in 1976.
We suspect the reason that VW is not importing the car to the U.S. is because it will be priced starting from €30,425, or $43,885 at the current exchange rate.
The car will officially debut in Wörthersee, Germany next month.
PIf you can hold out until 2012 VW…will bring the even hotter Golf R to American shores.
Check out our exclusive first drive video review of the Golf R below.