Volkswagen is celebrating 35 years of the Golf GTI with this special edition version of its iconic hot hatch.
Like the commemorative VW Golf GTI Edition 30 five years before it, the VW Golf GTI Edition 35 gets more power than the standard car it’s based on, plus distinct styling touches and an extra special interior. It will be revealed at VW Group’s tuning festival at Worthersee, Austria in early June.
The GTI 35 produces 25bhp more than the standard GTI hatch, taking power from its turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine to 232bhp. That’s still some way short of the 266bhp produced by the Golf R, however.
There is no word on performance upgrades, but expect an improvement on the standard GTI’s 0-62mph time of 6.9sec.
The biggest visual difference for the GTI Edition 35 is a revised front bumper to give the car a wider, lower, more purposeful stance. Other tweaks include a new alloy wheel design, plus red painted brake callipers and 35 badges on the door sills.