In the long and ongoing evolution of the more-or-less original hot hatch, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet concept car (pictured) looks to be announced as a production model next month. This is only the second convertible version of the Golf GTI, last seen in the late 1980s. The GTI is the Golf’s souped up alter ego: this version will feature a 2.0 liter, 208 hp turbo engine, GTI-specific suspension, optional Adaptive Chassis Control, standard six-speed manual, or optional DSG transmission, and…tartan seats. Lest you forget, the Golf was the first successful successor to the unforgettable VW Beetle, back in 1974, sold at times in North America as the Rabbit. The GTI edition was, if not the first, the one to make wildly popular the performance hatchback category, in 1976. The upcoming GTI Cabriolet will likely be the last in the sixth generation of Golfs..then its on to the seventh. History in the making!