Volkswagen announced the new 45th anniversary edition of the Golf GTI back in February this year and it is now on sale here in the UK for £39,980. 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.