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Crazy Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept unveiled at Worthersee

It wouldn’t be a GTI meet without a very special unveiling. Volkswagen has revealed Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept at the GTI meet in Wörthersee, Austria.

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept-front

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just some francy-dress wearing Golf either, the GTE Sport has a body constructed from carbon fiber, and is a zero emissions vehicle than can hit 280km/h.

The GTE is powered by three motors; a 1.6-litre TSI nicked from the Polo R WRC, combined with two separate electric motors at each axle. The end result is a combined output of 295kW and 670Nm. It can drive on electric power alone for a range of 50km.

What’s even more impressive is the fact that depending which mode you choose, the GTE Sport will take you from 0-100km/h in just 4.3 seconds, while offering an average economy of just 2.0L/100km.

Volkswagen has gone the extra mile when it comes to the interior, with the driver and passenger separated by a large carbon console, with futuristic bucket seats and five-point race harnesses. There is an all-new electronic display too, and the buttons for the dynamic driving modes are on the roof to mimic a jet plane’s cockpit.

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept-powertrain

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.