Wednesday, 11 May 2011
VW Golf Edition 35: Most powerful Golf to date
Volkswagen are rolling out the big guns to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their original hot hatch, the Golf GTI – with the 235PS Golf GTI Edition 35, some 25PS more powerful than the standard GTI. VW says: "Since the debut of the first Golf GTI in 1976, the iconic model has enjoyed an uninterrupted history of success which now spans 35 years. During this time, the GTI has become a car with cult appeal as well as an independent brand and milestone GTI anniversaries have been celebrated with exclusive special models, and Volkswagen continues this tradition with the Edition 35." In addition to the power hike, the Edition 35 has bespoke anniversary touches including: A revised front bumper, lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels, a 35 signature on the front wings, sill plates and seats, and the Mk2-esque golf ball gearknob makes another return (as it did with the excellent Golf Edition 30). This latest anniversary model will make its world debut at the legendary GTI event at Wörthersee in Austria at the beginning of June and will be open for order in the UK later this year. Prices and full UK specification will be announced in due course. Looks like a fitting C21st tribute to a C20th legendary brand – assuming the suspension has been tweeked, like the Edition 30 got. What do you think?