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Volkswagen Golf GTI 35 (2011) first pictures

Mon, 09 May 2011

Volkswagen has just announced the 35th anniversary model of the Golf GTI. Like the Golf GTI 30 before it, this is a limited edition hot hatch loaded with extra kit and power.

How powerful is the VW Golf GTI Edition 35?

The special Golf musters 232bhp from its 2.0-litre turbo, a sound 20bhp hike on the regular Golf GTI. Look out for the '35' badging on the car's flanks, giving the game away subtly.

Nobody sitting inside the Golf GTI anniversary edition will be in any doubt; the snug-looking bucket seats are embroidered with 35 logos, and there's the requisite golfball gearstick.

When will they launch the Golf GTI Edition 35?

VW will formally unveil the new Golf hot hatch at the 2011 W√∂rthersee hot hatch festival in Austria. The event celebrates all things VW and fast, and Wolfsburg now routinely unveils new product at the event.

The VW Golf Edition 30 was shown in Austria at the summer festival too.

How much faster is the VW Golf GTI 30?

That we don't know yet. Further performance figures and details will be confirmed in June 2011, when the car goes on sale.

The price in mainland Europe has been confirmed at 30,425 euros (£26,600).

By Tim Pollard