Volkswagen has created a new limited edition Beetle Cabriolet, the Dark Flint.

It features distinctive dark flint metallic paint and matching deep red roof, leather seats and various trim items – including the gear knob, handbrake grip and door inserts – plus deep red sections to the unique ‘Shanghai’ 17″ alloy wheels.

The Dark Flint is also fitted with air conditioning, parking sensors, electric power roof, wind deflector, heated windscreen washer jets, front fog lights, and heated leather seats, in addition to the Beetle Cabriolet’s standard specification which includes electric windows and mirrors, ABS, ESP, four airbags, CD player and rain sensor with automatic dimming rear view mirror.

It is offered with a choice of engines: 1.6-litre 102 PS, 2.0-litre 115 PS and 1.8-litre turbo 150 PS petrol units, plus a 1.9-litre TDI 100 PS diesel. Five-speed manual gearboxes are fitted with all engines, while a six-speed automatic tiptronic is also offered on the 2.0-litre petrol version.

The New Beetle Cabriolet Dark Flint is on sale now, starting at £17,995 for the 1.6-litre model. Just 250 examples are available in the UK.