how to make a hot hatch even hotter? as per Volkswagen’s book that would be taking the 2015 Volkswagen GTI and slap it with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 unit that has 503 PS (or about 496 hp) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque on the tap. of course, that wouldn’t be all; standards include a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox that transmit that awesome power to the Haldex all-wheel-drive system, allowing this dream sub-500 hp hatch to make a century sprint in just 3.9 seconds and screaming its way to a maximum speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). and that, my friend, is what goes under the hood of the Volkswagen Design Vision GTI Racing Concept that made its world premiere at the 2013 Wörthersee Tour. to go with the ready-to-race package is a very Scirocco-on-steroid styling that features a pop-up C-pillars, a wider front and rear tracks, 20-inch alloy wheels (with covered wheel bolts, which is a very nice touch of sophistication), and wrapped in specially developed rubbers – 235/35 up front and 275/30 at the back.

other exterior highlights include large ceramic brake discs with red-painted brake calipers, a compact rear bumper that results in a shorter overall length, and an attention-grabbing new front end that seems to split apart by a single red line. moving on to the cabin, this super GTI adopt a minimalist approach by sporting as few switches as it possibility can, so as not to cause distraction to the driver, while creature comfort and luxury touches are provided by alcantara in Anthracite and Titan Black, alongside with nappa leather in Black and Flash Red. according to the German marque, the Volkswagen Design Vision GTI Racing Concept is essentially a preview of the future of VW’s GTI. that said, it is unlikely that we will see this beauty rolling off the production line, but it will no doubt be the foundation for future race-spec Golfs. then again, we will never know, do we? clear the jump and feast your eyes to a few more renders of this super hot hatch, or learn more about the philosophy behind the Design Vision in a lengthy PR text HERE.

Volkswagen via Motor Authority

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