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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS rekindles GTS spirit of original

As a way of commemorating the original GTS, Volkswagen has announced a special Volkswagen Scirocco GTS edition featuring go-fast stripes, various interior highlights, and a sporty body trimmings.

The new model has just been revealed at the Auto Mobil International (AMI) show in Leipzig, Germany. It comes with a 2.0-litre TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder, borrowed from the Golf GTI, producing 155kW and 280Nm.

To really set the sporty hatch apart from the regular models, the GTS features unique blue and red racing stripes which run down the middle of the entire car. These are complimented by a discreet bodykit with side skirts, more aggressive front and rear bumper bars, and the rear diffuser and spoiler from the Scirocco R.

Inside, the GTS gets chunky bucket seats covered in leather, with red stitching and highlights, while sitting in the centre console is the traditional golf ball gear shift knob from the Golf – the original GTS also featured the golf ball from the Golf of the day.

Other highlights include 18-inch ‘Thunder’ alloy wheels and red-painted brake calipers, as well as various GTS badges and logos spread throughout the car.

It’s unknown how many will be produced, but it is highly likely these will go on sale in specific European markets.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.