Volkswagen has lifted the lid on the most powerful convertible Golf ever - the GTI Cabriolet. It will use the same 207bhp engine as the hatch, and is available with six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearboxes. Staying true to the GTI name, the cabriolet keeps all of the usual GTI attitude, with its 17-inch wheels and tartan-seats.
There's a slight penalty involved in lugging the extra weight, but 0-62mph is still completed in a respectable 7.3sec, compared to 6.9sec for the standard hatch. The soft-top Golf tops out at 147mph, just 2mph down on the hatch.
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Although official lauch or pricing information have yet to be announced, the car will go on show at the Geneva motor show on 6 March, where more details are likely to appear. UK sales are expected to start during the second half of the year.