Volkswagen bringing more powerful Golf GTI Concept to Worthersee

Volkswagen Golf GTI 05.3.2013
Volkswagen Golf GTI 05.3.2013

Previews higher-performance Golf GTI

Volkswagen's R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg has announced a more powerful Golf GTI Concept will be unveiled later this month at Wörthersee.

He gave an interview to CAR in which he explained the concept will serve as a preview of a "future version" which "won't have as much power as the Golf GTI W12". That one was unveiled at 2007 Wörthersee and had a Bentley-sourced mid-mounted W12 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine pushing out 641 bhp (478 KW) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque, sending the concept to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 203 mph (326 km/h).

Getting back to the new concept, it could represent a lighter and more powerful version of the Golf VII GTI designed to celebrate the model's 40th anniversary. If it won't be that radical, chances are Volkswagen is preparing a slightly more powerful Edition 40 GTI, following the footsteps of the Golf V-based Edition 30 and the Golf VI-based Edition 35.

Source: Volkswagen via carmagazine.co.uk

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