Volkswagen: The most powerful and most expensive Golf Cabrio of all time

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The most powerful and most expensive Golf convertible of all time

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VW presents the Golf Cabrio as a GTI at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Unfortunately, the car will also be more expensive than any other Golf Cabrio before.

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There is no longer a roll bar on the Golf Cabrio. Of course not with the GTI either.

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The fabric roof gives the convertible a flat silhouette.

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Inside, the steering wheel, which is flattened at the bottom, is noticeable – and of course the fabric seats with a checked pattern.

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The Golf celebrates its premiere as an open-top racer at the Geneva Motor Show, with a fabric roof and 210 hp engine. Unfortunately, the Luftikus will also set another record – an unpleasant one.

S.o summer can come: one year after the premiere of the Golf Cabrio, VW is upgrading the open bestseller to a GTI. This is how the hurried Luftikus will be, who will celebrate its world premiere next week in Geneva and goes on sale at the beginning of summer, the most powerful Golf Cabriolet in model history.

However, the car should also mark the top in another discipline: With an estimated price of 35,000 euros, the GTI will probably also be the most expensive Golf Cabriolet in VW history.

The two-liter TSI engine with 210 hp, familiar from the closed model, provides fresh airflow. The four-cylinder turbo develops a maximum torque of 280 Newton meters and accelerates the car to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds.

Depending on the transmission option, the end is 237 km / h with manual gearbox or 235 km / h with DSG automatic. The differences in consumption are also marginal: the manual switch is in the list with 7.6 and the automatic version with 7.7 liters.

Like every GTI, the convertible also bears the classic insignia of popular automotive sport: There is, as always, the red-framed honeycomb grille, special rims with markedly wide tires, new aprons and sills and a rear diffuser from which the new tailpipes protrude cheekily.

And of course, in the Golf GTI Cabrio, you can also sit on the traditional sports seats with a check pattern if you wish. What remains unchanged, however, is the soft top, which is still one of the fastest systems on the market: 9.5 seconds are enough for the Golf to have a clear view of the sky.

But at VW GTI is not just about engine and masquerade. But for the necessary dynamics, there is also a tightly tuned chassis and the XSD electronic differential lock, which is supposed to bring even more fun into corners.

As tempting as the prospect of a little breath of fresh air this summer may be, the GTI Cabrio should have a difficult start. Because just a few months after the open version of the bestseller, VW is already launching the new Golf. Hardly in stores, the airy athlete turns into a classic car overnight.

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