We got our first glimpse of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the New York Auto Show and it was love at first sight.

VW is going to great lengths to prove that the new Bug is a different breed, and to that end one of the first versions to hit the road will be anything but ordinary.

A souped-up, limited edition version of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Dubbed the Black Turbo Launch Edition, this limited-run rocket will account for the first 600 examples of the new Beetle to hit American dealerships.

Packing a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI engine, it’s distinguished by natty touches like 18-inch alloy wheels with red calipers, a rear spoiler, foglights, and an extremely sporty interior.

Paul Newman would have loved this….

[via Autoblog]