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VW Golf GTI Design Vision: Coming to Woerthersee festival with twin-turbo V6 and 496 bhp

VW Golf GTI Design Vision

VW will show the 496bhp and twin-turbo V6 powered VW Golf GTI Design Vision at the Woerthersee festival.

Promising to be the most radical Golf-based concept to make its way to the Wörthersee festival since the Golf GTI W12 from 2007, the new Design Vision GTI racing study was created by a team under the guidance of VW brand head of design, Klaus Bischoff.

Its standout feature is the adoption of a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 gasoline engine that replaces the stock Golf GTI Mk7’s 2.0-liter four-pot with 217hp (220PS) in base trim and 227hp (230PS) in the Performance Edition grade. The six-cylinder unit churns out 496hp (503PS) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of peak torque between 4,000 rpm and 6,000 rpm. Unlike the front-wheel drive GTI, the concept is fitted with an all-wheel drive system connected to a dual-clutch DSG transmission

VW says the Design Vision GTI can reach a top speed of 186 mph (299km/h) and go from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in just 3.9 seconds, compared to 155mph (250km/h) and 6.4 seconds respectively for the Golf GTI Performance Edition.