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Volkswagen reveals new limited edition Beetle

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Fans of the Volkswagen Beetle can now order the new limited edition GSR model, a reinterpretation of the original Beetle GSR that coincides with the car's 40th anniversary.

Of the 3,500 that have been manufactured, only 100 models of the new GSR will be sold in the UK.

The 1973 car, which also saw a limited run of 3,500, is best known for its yellow and black colour scheme, which makes a return here. However, Volkswagen has given the new version a 2.0-litre, 210 ps turbocharged engine - improving on the original's 50 ps.

Achieving top speeds of 142 mph, the new vehicle can accelerate to 62 mph in 7.3 seconds and returns a fuel economy of 38.7 mpg.

Volkswagen has also updated the interior, which now boasts a high-grip leather sports steering wheel and fabric racing seats that feature high-contrast yellow stitching.

The new Beetle GSR is expected to see its first UK deliveries by September.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801584199-ADNFCR

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