GTI in hyperdrive
VWhas unveiled its craziest Golf GTI — well, at least since a W12 mid-engined concept six years ago.
The Design Vision Concept Golf GTI — shown at the 32nd annual Worthersee event, a tuning fest for GTI tragics — uses a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 claiming 370kW/560Nm.
Sending that urge via a DSG gearbox and AWD gives a 0-100km/h sprint in 3.9 seconds on the way to 300km/h-plus, VWclaims.
Carbon-ceramic brakes from sister company Lamborghini and 20-inch wheels help to keep it on the road.
The designers also used the clean slate as an opportunity to experiment with new interior materials and instrument display. Regular interior door handles give way to red fabric straps, to save weight Porsche 911-style.
However, this flight of fancy is unlikely to make it to showrooms in any form. There is no hint a V6 may return — the V6-powered Golf R32 was axed in 2008.