Volkswagen’s 503 hp 186 mph Design Vision GTI concept — Volkswagen GTI

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Volkswagen’s 503 hp, 186 mph Design Vision GTI

The Design Vision project VW design team an opportunity to its creative talents and vision for GTI generations

Volkswagen’s GTI has been a of the hatchback landscape since For almost forty years the GTI has its talents from sedate 3 or family runabout to the toasty 250 hp WR32. But now Volkswagen is set to tease with an excessively warm 503 concept – the Design Vision

Debuting at the Worthersee Festival in this highly exaggerated is premised on VW’s 7th generation With a reported 503 hp onboard and a top of 186 mph (300 km/h) the Design GTI deserves its own sub-species.

On the outside the concept instantly attention thanks to its shorter, and stauncher presence. Compared to a GTI the Design Vision is 0.6 inches (15.2 mm) thanks to a nipped and rear bumper, lower by 2.2 (56 mm) and takes up an additional 2.8 inches (71 mm) thanks to reworked fore and aft But width for the sake of a broader is nothing without increasing the The concept thus increases its track by 2.5 inches (64 mm) and forward by 2.2 inches (56 mm) relative to a normal And those punched out haunches populated with specially 20 inch rims with 235 rubbers up front and bigger 275 out back.

Stylistically, the Design GTI retains the basic family but over and above that it something altogether new. to Klaus Bischoff, VW’s of Design, the Design Vision allowed his team an opportunity to its creative talents and present a of the GTI for future generations. The space out by the has been pulled away the car to accommodate the wider track presenting a much more stance. This exo-skeleton carries from the roofline, the C-pillars across the door and up the backside of the front haunches, the actual body of the car sitting in a Porsche GT like fashion. approach allowed the team to with the body without to completely rework the GTI’s architecture.

Up front, the inset technique is more evident. Sharp blades help to visually the Design Vision’s body the GTI’s front end. though the grille and inlets been modified, the entire end treatment gives the impression of a smirky GTI peaking out from The back end fares better the swollen haunches flowing into the tweaked rear Visually the GTI’s overall finish is conceptually outstanding, itself as rally- or road-racing right out of the box.

This visionary GTI concept packs a very special Whereas regular performance are allowed 230 hp to move about, the Vision GTI has been given access to a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6. unconventional powerplant provides the GTI 503 hp at 6,500 rpm and 413 lb.ft (560 of torque at 4,000 rpm, in turns allows it to hit velocities of 186 mph km/h).

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In order to properly handle power, the Design Vision GTI an all-wheel-drive system similar to the a specially tuned chassis and lightning quick DSG gearbox. All adds up to a reported 0-62 mph km/h) time of 3.9 seconds. all this conceptual power at the hand of carbon-ceramic discs – 15 front and 14 inches out back.


The interior is plush in contrast to the sharp exterior where VW has what it calls a “reduced treatment. This minimalist removes any excess switches or items so as not to distract from the experience. Controls for heating, lights and the on-board camera been integrated into the portion of the console.

As VW sees this as a serious device, an electric kill ESP deactivator and a push-button for the fire are placed on the steering wheel. of carbon fiber are sprinkled as is anthracite, Alcantara and red and black leather. And there’s no rear thanks to a not very subtle cross member put in place to the GTI’s torsional rigidity. But are in fact tie downs for you and your racing helmets.

If drivers to get the Design Vision GTI on track find a helpful display to right. This display drivers a track map of the circuit are currently running, along lap times. Driver’s can also with other racers via the GTI system or share interior or video through strategically cameras in the A-pillar.

VW has no plans at this time to the Design Vision GTI. The Festival runs in the Austrian of Reifnitz until May 11.

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