[PHOTO GALLERY] Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet revealed image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently revealed the GTI Golf Cabriolet model, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, on the 6th of March.

With the new edition of the Geneva Motor Show coming in pretty fast and opening its gates on the 6th of March for the press, every major automaker out there is currently doing nothing else than thinking “how am I going to be the best?”, and after Jaguar made us a surprise by revealing the new XF Sportbrake, Volkswagen has done exactly the same thing with the new Golf GTI Cabriolet, one of the company’s most expected models which will be presented in Geneva next month.

“Pictured here for the first time, the Golf GTI Cabriolet packs in all the performance and practicality of the GTI hatchback, and adds the pleasures of open-air motoring for four, thanks to an electrically powered fabric roof which can be folded away in 9.5 seconds, even when traveling at speeds up to 18 mph”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.

According to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 208 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) available at just 1,700 rpm. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, as standard, or to a six-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox, helping the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 236 km/h (147 mph). The VW Golf GTI Cabrio will go on sale later this year and more details on the model will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show.