2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition

Published on Monday 10/31/

In 1983, Volkswagen introduced a sportier variant of the economy small bunny hatchback under the GTI moniker. Volkswagen said it stands by Grand Touring injection. Few American consumers have stopped to ask what the relationship of a compact economy car with a stiffer-than-normal suspension and 90 hp (16 more than the average rabbit) with cool European cars.

They were very happy because the driving was fun.

Volkswagen celebrates its 40th birthdayThe tenth Anniversary of its small sports car GTI in 2023 (at least in the US). To mark the occasion, the company revealed a special GTI 40The tenth Anniversary Edition.

Handling improvements

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40The tenth The Anniversary Edition goes on sale mid-model year, with a starting MSRP of $33,055 for manual transmission models and $33,855 for automatic transmission models. Volkswagen also charges a mandatory destination fee of $1,095 on all Golf models.

These days, the rabbit is long gone. The GTI moniker befits a Golf, and the car is much more refined than the two-doors of the Reagan era. in 40The tenth Christmas shape, it features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission.

DCC’s active dampers, speed-sensitive steering and high-performance summer tires all conspire to make it handle better than the Golf GTI S it’s based on.

Interior 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition

unique look

It’s available in Tornado Red or Urano Gray, both exclusive to 40The tenth Anniversary edition, or shades of white and yellow, are also available on the base golf. All four options come with a black roof and mirror caps, along with special 40th Anniversary badges and a lowered honeycomb stripe on the doors.

Inside, contrasting red patterned upholstery and stitching dress the look, while the 40th Anniversary badge is located at the bottom of the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Hand-equipped models get what Volkswagen calls a “golf ball-inspired manual gearshift knob.”

The automaker plans to build “about 1,500 units”.

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