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New Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet

Somebody has taken a can opener to the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

By Stephen Turvil
Mar 27, 2012
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Somebody has taken a can opener to the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Look, its tin-top roof has been removed. But this was not an act of vandalism, or one of thoughtlessness – the purpose was to create a masterpiece for the twenty-first century. So, ladies and gentleman, please stand for the most powerful Golf GTI Cabriolet ever conceived by mankind. This two-door, four-seater, cabriolet has the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder 210PS engine found in the hatchback. It can be teamed with six-speed manual transmission, or the DSG auto. The result is 0 to 62mph in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of nearly 150mph. It is rare for a Golf to be that fast - especially one that has been attacked by a can opener.

Despite its rough treatment, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet inherits some of its sibling's visual appeal. It has the famous GTI badge, of course, plus the honeycomb grill. This complements the vertical front fog lights, side sill extensions, and the rear diffuser. Smoked LED lights and an electric fabric roof complete the exterior package. This open- top beauty also has an automatically deploying roll bar, just in case some crazy motorist over estimates their driving skills. Who would have thought that a can opener could have such an effect? The all-new Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet hits the showrooms late 2012.

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By Stephen Turvil
Mar 27, 2012