The name says it all. Since 1983, Volkswagen has been peddling the souped-up GTI nameplate, and to commemorate this milestone, the 20th Anniversary Edition GTI gets some fancy add-ons. The Anniversary Edition is powered by VW’s turbocharged 1.8-liter engine via a six-speed manual transmission, and it promises to provide a spirited ride thanks to a lowered sport suspension. Red calipers can be seen through the 18-inch, 15-spoke alloy wheels (on 225/40R18 Z-rated tires), and a body-colored bumper and ground effects give the car an air of high performance. A red GTI badge up front, black mirror housings, rear spoiler, and a polished-metal Rabbit logo affixed to the rear complete the decor. Inside, Recaro seats add comfort, but a GTI-badged “golf ball” shift knob is the crowning touch. All told, 4,000 20th Anniversary Editions will go on sale this spring. And with a price tag of $23,225, they’re going to move.
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