The Largest GTI Meeting in the World
For its 31st year, Volkswagen held its annual "GTI Meeting at Worthersee" for all. Dubbed as the "largest GTI Meeting in the World", Volkswagen rolled out five unique models for the Austrian event. Besides the Golf GTI Cabriolet, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Motorsport presented the Polo R WRC, the Polo R WRC Street study plus two further Golf GTI concept cars.
With the newly developed Polo R WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport presented a road-going prototype for the FIA World Rally Championship. The “hottest Polo ever” – as it was called by Volkswagen Head of Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg even at its first official airing – will be starting its tour around the globe from 2013 at numerous WRC races. At the heart of this racing version beats a 1.6 l TSI engine with approx. 220 kW / 300 PS power output, which ensures impressive acceleration from naught to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
From motor racing to the street is the motto of the Polo R WRC Street concept car. At Wörthersee, Volkswagen will be presented for the first time a preview of an extremely sporty small series, due to be launched in late 2013. With its highly unique and distinctive design, this model cuts an impressive figure with its rear spoiler, diffuser, sports suspension and an inscription with R-WRC logos. A powerful 162 kW / 220 PS 2.0 litre TSI produces motorsport-like performance.
The ‘Black Dynamic’ GTI features a 1,800 Watt sound system with nine loudspeakers, which takes up the entire boot space.
The Golf GTI ConceptWhite sports ‘Oryx White matt’ paintwork. Interior details include the sports seats in Nappa leather, red contrasting stitching adorns numerous details such as the steering wheel, handbrake lever and door armrests.
The Golf GTI Cabriolet comes with the 2.0 l engine with 155 kW / 210 PS - the first time in the Cabriolet. It is also fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels of the type ‘Denver’ (18-inch wheels of the type ‘Detroit’ are optionally available) in addition to a new diffuser with chrome tailpipes.
The Volkswagen Scirocco R ConceptBlue also made an appearance at the event.
Source: Volkswagen press