Based on the 7th gen Golf GTI which has just gone on sale in the UK, the Wörthersee concept transfers the design and power potential of the iconic hot hatch to the world of racing.
Drawn under the watchful eye of Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen’s Head of Design, the new car’s most striking features are the C-pillars and side sills which have been extended out as autonomous body elements, allowing for a substantially wider track and larger wheels.
Its wide and low stance shows that this is a car which belongs on the track, while unique 20-inch wheels and ceramic brake discs complete the racing style.
Under the bonnet the theme continues: the Design Vision GTI is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharger, which produces 503 PS at 6,500 rpm and 560 Nm of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.
500 Nm is already produced at just 2,000 rpm. This power is channelled via a DSG gearbox to all four wheels; standstill to 62 mph takes a mere 3.9 seconds. With this drivetrain and bespoke sports chassis the GTI concept is capable of handling the most demanding of race tracks.