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Volkswagen to unveil a production ready Golf Cabriolet GTI

By FaezClutchless on 13 Feb 2012

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Just one year ago, Volkswagen introduced the Mk6 Golf Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show. And this year at the same auto show, Volkswagen is bringing a production ready Mk6 Golf Cabriolet GTI. The car will be the last Mk6 Golf sub-model before the German automaker unveils the next-generation Golf some time at the end of this year.

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Volkswagen first showed a concept version of the car in the middle of last year during the 2011 Worthersee Tour. Many felt that it was not surprising for Volkswagen to introduce a GTI version for the car as they have done that before in the Mk1 Golf Cabriolet.

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The car might retain some of the concept’s special parts such as the black trimming that surrounds the lower part of the car, the specially designed 19-inch alloy wheels, the racing inspired front and rear bumpers, stiffened and lowered coilovers and Volkswagen's XDS electronic transverse differential lock for the limited slip differential.

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The engine that will be used in the car is expected to be the same one from the GTI hatchback. Rated at around 207bhp, it will be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or the company's infamous six-speed DSG (dual clutch) transmission. The GTI Cabriolet's interior is expected to be similar to the normal cabriolet version.

Expect more coverage of the car once the 2012 Geneva Motor Show begins.

Photo credit: Net Car Show

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Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.



 
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