One-off Volkswagen Design Vision GT with 496bhp debuts at Wörthersee

The Design Vision GTI is a new Golf GTI concept for the track that will be shown at this weeks Wörthersee event in Reifnitz, Austria and here are the first details and design sketches.

Based on the seventh-generation Golf GTI, the one-off Wörthersee concept features C-pillars and side sills which have been extended out as autonomous body elements, allowing for a substantially wider track and larger wheels. The Design Vision GTI also has a long wheelbase and short front overhangs, measuring 4,253 mm in length (15 mm less than the production GTI) and just 1,385 mm in height (57 mm lower than the road-going car). It is also 1,870 wide (+71 mm).

All this rides on unique 20-inch wheels and has a bespoke sports chassis.

The biggest surprise is under the bonnet, where we find a 496bhp 3.0-litre V6 TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharger linked to DSG gearbox with power sent to all four wheels. 0-62mph comes in 3.9 seconds.

Inside boasts a black, red and white colour scheme, touches of carbon and alcantara, as well as as an X-shaped cross member instead of back seat, adding to the car’s overall stiffness. There is also an onboard camera and a large display to the right of the main instruments showing the circuit being driven as well as times achieved.


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