The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Is a Carbon Plug-In Rocket Kart
Grab your plaid vests and knickerbockers, ladies and gentlemen— it's officially golfing season. To celebrate 40 years of the Golf, Volkswagen released two new vehicles at Lake Wörthersee, a beastly GTI Clubsport and this alien species, the GTE Sport Concept. It's a plug-in, it has a
boat hatch load of carbon, and has doors that stretch out like a Game of Thrones dragon.
If the GTE Sport looks familiar, it's probably because the design is pretty similar to the Gran Turismo Vision concepts VW released just a short time ago. At the heart of this concept is a plug-in hybrid system that pumps its life-blood through a 1.6-liter turbo-four lifted from a Polo R WRC. Combine the 295 horsepower and 295 lb-ft from that and add in two 85 kW electric motors and you get a total output of 394 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque. So maybe it actually is a dragon.
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That power is paired with six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and power is run through all four wheels. In addition to its 31-mile purely electric running length, the full power will punch to 62 from a standstill in 4.3 seconds. It's top speed is reportedly 174 mph.
Volkswagen says the car is supposed to "bridge the gap between road cars and racing sport cars," and the interior makes that clear. It's basically a cockpit with another guy completely separated on the other side.
Not too shabby, Volkswagen. Not. Too. Shabby.
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