Orange Crush: Volkswagen's GTI Fahrenheit Edition

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What would you say to a spec'ed-up Volkswagen GTI in a lovely shade of metallic orange? Seriously. It's the Fahrenheit edition, and it's hitting dealerships this week. VW's offering the limited edition to 1200 buyers, who will be asked to pay nearly $28,000 for the privilege of a European sport-tuned suspension, 18" alloys and orange interior trim. Plus, you can have any gearbox, as long as it's DSG. Not sure if that's exactly a bargain, but if your kids were recently featured on "Laguna Beach," we may have found the perfect sweet 16 present.


Press Release:

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the exclusive Fahrenheit GTI has arrived at dealerships. This uniquely styled, high performance hatchback is available to only 1200 lucky customers.

The Fahrenheit GTI distinguishes itself from others in the lineup with its electrifying orange exterior color that is sure to turn heads. Each distinctive vehicle includes "Fahrenheit" badging and a unique vehicle number displayed on a three-spoke perforated leather steering wheel. This special edition also boasts a European sport-tuned suspension; 18-inch alloy wheels; leather top sport heated seats; a sunroof; Fahrenheit orange interior accent trim; Fahrenheit orange stitching on the floor mats, DSG


boot, brake handle and steering wheel; and optional Sirius Satellite Radio.

This special edition GTI is priced at an affordable $27,665 and is only available with the advanced automatic DSG transmission.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at


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Al Navarro

It's amazing how times change. I got a new 16V Scirroco to start my senior year in high school, and that shiz was only like $14,995. My daughters better get used to riding in the TT, which will be a "classic" by the time they get their licenses.