It’s a quarter of a century since Volkswagen first added the iconic letters ‘GTI’ to a Polo and now a new limited-edition version is going on sale to celebrate the milestone from £31,295.
Just 2,500 Polo GTI Edition 25 models will be available worldwide – including 350 heading to the UK.
All the classic GTI hallmarks are included – red brake calipers and trim strips, a honeycomb design on the radiator grille and chrome-plated tailpipes – but the Polo GTI Edition 25 also comes with exclusive anniversary equipment such as 18-inch black gloss Adelaide alloy wheels, a black roof and black exterior mirrors, all of which enhance the car’s sporty appearance.
The interior is equipped as standard with premium sport seats in perforated black-red leather, finished with stitched GTI logos, and black gloss decorative trim with red GTI lettering. Owners will be reminded that their vehicles are among a limited number by a ‘One of 2,500’ logo on the sill panel trim.
The IQ.Light LED matrix headlights that have already dazzled many owners of other Volkswagens – but crucially not oncoming drivers – are also included.
The powerful 2.0-litre 207 PS TSI engine propels the front-wheel drive Polo GTI Edition 25 from zero to 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds. In addition, the model is equipped with specially tuned sports suspension, which lowers the body by 15 millimetres compared with the standard Polo model, and works with the electronic differential lock XDS for the outstanding driving dynamics, improved traction and precise handling that are typical of GTI models.