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Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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New Golf GTI Cabriolet at Geneva

VW will launch the most powerful Golf GTI cabriolet ever at the Geneva Motor Show on the 6th of March.

The fabric roof is the fastest on any VW model, able to fold away in 9.5 seconds and up to speeds of 18 mph.

Everything apart from the roof though is normal GTI – 17 inch ‘Monza’ alloys, a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox, and the same 2.0 litre turbocharged engine producing 220 bhp and 206 lb/ft of torque.

So if you like to keep your hair settled and your face clean of flies, buy another car; even with the roof down, the cabriolet can get from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 147 mph.

Prices and exact specifications will be released in May before the car goes on sale in June.

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