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The Volkswagen Golf GTI Design Vision concept has made a triumphant debut at the Worthersee tuning meet in Austria, showcasing the performance potential of the new hot-hatch.

Teased earlier this week in a series of tantalising sketches, the Design Vision GTI concept looks no less threatening in the flesh thanks to its widebody stance, sinister headlights, aggressive front and rear bumper blades, and general muscularity.


Powering the Volkswagen Golf GTI Design Vision is a 370kW/560Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, giving it a whopping 208kW/210Nm advantage over the 2.0-litre turbo four of the new Golf GTI Mk7 on which the concept is based.

A dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission channels drive to all four wheels, helping launch the Design Vision GTI concept from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 300km/h.


Specially designed 20-inch alloys sit at either end of the concept’s stretched tracks (+57mm front and +63mm rear). Rubber measuring 235/35 at the front and 275/30 at the rear wraps around the wheels, while ceramic discs spanning 380mm front and 356mm rear are gripped by red calipers.

Carbonfibre encircles the headlights, front blades and lower air intake, and extends to the front splitter, side skirts, rear blades and outlets and the border of the dominant diffuser.

Volkswagen Studie ?Design Vision GTI?

The driver-focused interior is upholstered with carbonfibre, alcantara and nappa leather. The steering wheel features shift paddles for the DSG, which features ‘Street’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes, while the central computer includes a race function that supplies track time data and communicates with other vehicles on the course to provide the driver with real-time race information.

While just a concept, Volkswagen brand head of design Klaus Bischoff says the Design Vision GTI gives “a spectacular glance into the future of the GTI”.


  • Golfschwein

    Silly, ja. But good.

    • Blange

      not silly as your comment . this car is fantastic . all you haters are just jealous .

      • Golfschwein

        Could you not tell that I like it?

        • Blange

          oh , you couldn’t handle the truth so you censored my comment .

      • http://vincelane.com/ Vince Lane

        Haters gunna hate.

        • Blange

          too true . best to just ignore them .

    • Dave W

      Looks like VW is channeling their inner Hyundai. lol

      • http://vincelane.com/ Vince Lane

        Hyundai would be ecstatic at the opportunity to crank out a design half this good.

        • Dave W

          Hah!! Spoken like a true fanboy.

          • http://www.facebook.com/edgar.looya Edgar Loya

            dude! you are stupid! if you don’t like it, don’t worry, nobody cares! so SHUT UP

          • Dave W

            Your very first post here is to insult me? I’m touched. lol

  • nugsdad

    At last a vw with an interesting dashboard

  • BellyButtonSays

    That is really ugly. Looks like a bogan got hold of it.

    • ly61

      the toyota corolla look 1000 times better isn’t it

      • Grigor

        I don’t know about 1000, and I’m not sure if that’s even an apt comparison, since this has three doors and is a concept, but yeah, I guess the Corolla does look better.

    • Oosh

      Looks like it a GTI wearing an overcoat, or one that was swallowed by another car…

    • Blange

      Your kidding , this isn’t bogan , you bogues . I love this concept , VAG outdone themself again .

      • Blange

        Also , CA , youse need to stop banning all my accounts . it wont let me log in no more .

        • Golfschwein

          Well…not that it has anything to do with me…but you COULD settle on one user name with an avatar. Just a thought.

          • Blange

            I did have an account with a username . how long have you known me ?

          • Golfschwein

            So what was your user name? Why don’t you reinstate it and stick to it?

          • Hung Low

            Why remove my comment? It meets the guidelines on here! Something to hide?

          • Jober As A Sudge

            Don’t tell me Golfmother/Legnab is back?!

          • Captain Nemo®™

            Yep looks like it “Blange” is just a anagram of his other names.

          • Blange

            anyway , you just mad i called you out for hatin’ .

          • Golfschwein

            No, I actually love it. Not mad. It’s silly, as I wrote in the first place, but in a good way.

          • Blange

            you’ve changed from when i used to know you . i don’t buy this ‘good guy’ act at all .

          • Norm

            The may have banned you for being an idiot. He said, HE LIKED IT. Eeesh.

  • barry

    Dash looks interesting by Veeduds usual standards.Still to much plastic in the interior.

  • quivive

    April foo…… Oh hang on. its May.
    Ah those wacky Germans.

  • Dave W

    From the front, it looks like they piled up another shell on top of a car. lol

    Sif they’re gonna do something like that. They can make all kinds of crazy concepts, in the end it’ll just end up being another boring, sorry… i mean conservative hatchback.

  • $29896495

    You know, I don’t mind it. I like the idea of the V6, not so much the DSG, or the lazy use of existing panels doors and rear quarters.

    • Dave W

      Going back to the gen 5 v6 golf R root?

  • http://vincelane.com/ Vince Lane

    I love it. Where can I buy one?

  • Just saying

    Looking at the bonnet line going through the guard. Possible rear lifting bonnet, or just a concept feature? Also, for an exterior like this I hope the do lower the roof line so it not as tall as the current Golf. Again, just a concept feature?

  • Autoholic

    Looks pretty cool to me.

  • Wile E

    Perfect for Kiss concerts

  • Cars

    That’s not a GTI. More like a Golf RRRRRR

  • larfable

    Please.. it’s a concept. I’ll be impressed when:
    a) they back up their claims with actual data.
    b) they release the car to the public.
    c) the car can actually drive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rodger.gittoes Rodger Thomas Gittoes

    This new design for the volkswagen GTI Series will be a very good car for so many people who want a very safe car ,and the futurestic body design to go with it ,hope we see many of this car being sold here in Australia .
    From Rodger Gittoes .Bundaberg .Queensland .Australia .

  • http://www.facebook.com/rodger.gittoes Rodger Thomas Gittoes

    It would be good to see this new GTI Series car put on the Top Gear TV Worldwide Show iam sure this car will surprise many protential purchasing buyers .
    Top Gear will put this car through a rigerous test ,but this new design by Volkswagen with this GTI Series will out perform many cars for its appeal – safety designs .

  • Ryan

    looks silly – way too try-hard futuristic

  • VideoboyMatt

    Is that Scooter playing in the background??