This week, Volkswagen has introduced a new 45 year anniversary edition of the Golf 8 GTI. The company has been releasing a special anniversary GTI every five years since 1996, when Volkswagen launched the 20 year edition. This time with the GTI Clubsport 45, Volkswagen has added a large black rear spoiler, black roof as well as specific black and red alloy wheels.

The GTI Clubsport 45 will go on sale in April and cost around £40,000 here in the UK. The standard GTI has 242bhp and 273lb ft torque, but power with the new limited edition now has 296bhp and 295lb ft torque.

Other additions include an exclusive ‘Race’ package, which Volkswagen is making only available on the Clubsport 45, which includes a new Akrapovic exhaust, the 155mph maximum speed limiter being removed as well as additional red accents on the car. On the inside, Volkswagen has added subtle additions such as the GTI logo being stitched into the seat backrests.