The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original is here to offer buyers a stripped back - but not stripped out - hot hatch experience.

It has been 42 years since the original Volkswagen Golf GTI was launched in Europe, and this new model has a simple focus: reliving the glory days, drawing on an illustrious past of the German brand creating fun and fast compact cars.

There are only 200 available. It is only available in three-door guise. Those are both limiting factors as to whether you'll be able or willing to buy one.

But let me tell you - after attending the launch of the new budget-focused Golf GTI Original model, it could be the best of the bunch.