Saturday 18 November 2017

The once-off VW supercar that cost €4m to make

Golf Design Vision GTI
Golf Design Vision GTI

THIS is a one-off Volkswagen super hatch that cost €4m to develop.

The Golf Design Vision GTI is more than twice as powerful as the GTI we know.

With a top speed of almost 300kmh (186mph) it is really fast (0-100kmh in 3.9 seconds).

And while it might look like a Golf it is totally different under the skin.

It has a twin-turbocharged 496bhp, 3-litre engine and is a tad shorter than the conventional hatch.

The rear seats have been dumped out and an LCD display replaces the normal dials.

Volkswagen say the Design Vision GTI is entirely functional, but while there are no plans to make one for sale, it probably hints at what future Golfs will look like -- and do.

The engine could be used in a future model, for example.

Irish Independent

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