By Drew Johnson
Friday, Jun 1st, 2012 @ 10:51 am
 
Volkswagen is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first Scirocco GTS to roll off the assembly line with a special edition of the sporty hatchback. Also called the Scirocco GTS, the special edition will make its debut at the Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig, Germany.

Paying homage to the original Scirocco GTS, the limited edition model features racing stripes across the car's hood, roof and tailgate. Other GTS design cues include unique front and rear bumpers, exposed side sills and black 18-inch "˜Thunder' alloy wheels. The GTS also incorporates a diffuser and rear spoiler borrowed from the Scirocco R.

Inside the Scirocco GTS is done up in black and red, with the look finished off by a dimpled golf-ball gear lever knob. Although the dimpled gear knob is often associated with the original Golf GTI, the fixture was also used in the 1982 Scirocco GTS.

Power for the Scirocco GTS is supplied by a 210 horsepower version of VW's 2.0L TSI engine, although no performance stats were given.

The new-age VW Scirocco GTS will hit the show stage on June 2.