This “Design Vision GTI” vrombira soon for real! As this concept has not only been designed by the designers of the brand, it was also technically designed by a team of engineers VW dedicated to this project.
Under an expanded 7 cm to accommodate 20-inch wheels shod with tires 235 mm wide at the front, 275 mm rear bodywork, this super GTI was indeed conceived as a genuine race car.
Under the hood, the four-cylinder 2.0 TSI 220 hp of the standard Golf GTI ( read our test here) is replaced by a 3.0 TSI twin-turbo V6 503 hp and 560 Nm driving all 4 wheels via a double box Clutch. Integrated into the MQB platform of the Golf, the mechanics, which could consist of a new compact VR6 is still located transversely. In any case, the performances are top-notch with a 0 to 100 km / h in only 3.9 s shot and a top speed of 300 km / h. Enough to justify a braking system worthy of a supercar with carbon ceramic discs 380 mm front, 356 rear.
This is the second time that VW has a rolling concept of “super Golf GTI” in the concentration “Cult GTI” Wörthersee organized in Austria . The first dates from 2007, and it was even further device, based on a fifth generation Golf powered by a twin-turbo W12 engine 650 hp installed rear center position. If this first attempt remained at the prototype stage, the Design Vision GTI, plus “reasonable” could lead to a small series production. To be continued.