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370kW Volkswagen Golf ‘Design Vision GTI’ Worthersee preview

Volkswagen has released some teaser images of an insane new concept car it plans to unveil at the Worthersee festival later this week. Called the Design Vision GTI, the concept is being pitched as a potential track car of the future.

Volkswagen Golf 'Design Vision GTI'

As you can see by the sketches, this is not your usual Golf GTI. It’s a much more serious version with widened track front and rear, heavily pumped wheel arches, and lots of carbon fibre aerodynamic enhancements.

It’s lower, showcasing a ‘chop-top’ roof design which brings down the Golf’s overall height by 57mm. It’s also 15mm shorter and 71mm wider than the regular Mk7 Golf GTI road car.

Under the bonnet sits a stonking great 3.0-litre TSI V6 turbo engine producing a supercar-like 370kW of power and 560Nm of torque. Sent through a DSG dual-clutch transmission, the Design Vision GTI is capable of 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Other tasty highlights include a set of 20-inch alloy wheels wearing 235/35 front and 275/30 rear tyres. These hide 380mm front ceramic disc and 356mm rear disc brakes.

Although the concept isn’t headed for production any time soon, it does show what Volkswagen could do if it were to offer something for the circuit.

The concept will debut on May 8, international time – expect some images and further details in the coming day or two.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.