The Volkswagen Beetle Turbo will be equipped with the same 2.0 litre TFSI engine as the Volkswagen Scirocco/Golf GTI – that means 200 horsepower and 280Nm of torque, paired to a ultra quick shifting DSG gearbox.

Volkswagen of America will even celebrate the marque’s new fast Beetle with a Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo edition, limited to 600 units and equipped with plenty of look fast bits to go with the go fast engine – red calipers, special 18 inch wheels, a rear spoiler, etc.

Volkswagen wants the new Beetle to be more unisex rather than just appealing to female drivers. Since the majority of the readers here are guys – what do you think, would you drive a Beetle that had the performance of a Golf GTI?

Look after the jump for photo galleries of the new Beetle.

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