A red 40th Anniversary Edition GTI is parked on pavement near sunset.

The 40th Anniversary Version is a constrained-edition GTI with stickier tires.
Image: Volkswagen

The VW GTI has formally reached center age. To celebrate its birthday, VW is launching a particular 40th-anniversary restricted edition version of the very hot hatch named the — you guessed it — Volkswagen Golfing GTI 40th Anniversary Edition, which it announced on Tuesday.

You will be equipped to inform the exclusive edition aside from a regular, back garden assortment GTI many thanks to a handful of special style cues. The key and most noticeable variation will be the exterior coloration. Even though the particular edition will be readily available in four shades, two are one of a kind to the 40th-anniversary version: Urano Gray and a typical GTI shade, Tornado Crimson. The other two colors are Opal White Pearl and Pomelo Yellow Metallic.

Image for article titled VW Celebrates The GTI's 40th Anniversary With A Limited Edition

Image: Volkswagen

Over and above the exclusive shades, the 40th Anniversary Edition will get other design and style tweaks like doorsills with unique “40” badging in a honeycomb-like structure, furthermore an illuminated grill with a red stripe across it a 40th-Anniversary precise black-painted roof, black mirror caps. It’s rolling on unique gloss black 19-inch wheels with crimson pinstripes, wrapped in summertime performance tires borrowed from the not-for-the-U.S. Golfing GTI Clubsport 45.

Image for article titled VW Celebrates The GTI's 40th Anniversary With A Limited Edition

Image: Volkswagen

Inside of there is a “40” badge on the steering wheel, honeycomb inside accents, basic plaid cloth seats, and a golfing ball-impressed knob for the shifter on handbook products.

People hoping for much more ability with this distinctive edition are out of luck. The 40th-anniversary version is driven by the similar 2.-turbocharged I4 with 241 and 273 lb-ft of torque as other GTIs. As in the standard GTI, you can pair that with either a six-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG transmission with VWs Tiptronic shifting.

Even though a large amount of exclusive edition vehicles break the bank, this just one does not look to do that. Pricing for the 2023 VW Golfing GTI 40th Anniversary Version starts at $34,150 for the handbook the DSG will established you back again $34,950 such as a $1,095 location fee.

If you want just one, you’re heading to have to act swiftly however. VW is only making 1,500 of the 40th-anniversary version divided up involving handbook and DSG styles. It goes on sale later on this year.