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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS revealed

  • Tribute to original Scirocco GTS
  • Unveiled at the Leipzig motor show
  • UK-bound Beetle Fender on show, too
Words ByJohn McIlroy

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This is Volkswagen Scirocco GTS, a special edition of the coupe unveiled by the German manufacturer at this weeks Leipzig motor show.

The Scirocco GTS is a tribute to the original Scirocco GTS, which started production 30 years ago.

It gets coloured stripes that run the length of its bonnet, roof and boot, custom front and rear bumpers, exposed side sills and black 18-inch alloys.

Inside there are bespoke red and black seat materials, plus a golf-ball gearknob a direct link with the original Scirocco GTS.

There are no plans to bring the Scirocco GTS to the UK.

The VW Scirocco GTS, a limited-edition tribute to the original version

However, at least one of the other products shown by VW at Leipzig has already been confirmed for sales here: the Beetle Fender.

First shown as a concept model at last years Frankfurt motor show, the Beetle Fender gets a 400-watt Fender audio system, incorporating a 10-channel amplifier. The interior trim is linked to the guitar company, too; the dashboard is finished in sunburst wood, a pattern made famous by the Fender Stratocaster instrument.

The Beetle Fender's interior has a 'sunburst' pattern from Fender's iconic Stratocaster guitar

The two other cars at Leipzig are the CC R Line, which gets 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, deeper side sills, a new front bumper and chrome trim, and a special edition of the Cross Polo. VW sources say the hotter-looking CC could make it to British dealers by the end of the year.

The hot-looking VW Cross Polo

John McIlroy