And it has long since become a tradition for Volkswagen – the inventor of the GTI – to present an automotive surprise for the 200,000 visitors.
This year, Volkswagen is topping all previous 33 Lake Wörthersee GTI events with the double world premiere of two breathtaking Golf GT models planned for the near and medium-term future: the Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTE Sport.
As a concept car, the Golf GTE Sport with its carbon body, completely new cockpit design, an “electric propshaft” and 400 PS plug-in hybrid drive shows what is possible when designers and engineers catapult the GT idea a long way into the future. By contrast, the Golf GTI Clubsport – also presented as a concept car – offers a glimpse at the 265 PS anniversary model which will mark the 40th birthday of the Golf GTI next year.
Five key facts on the Golf GTE Sport:
1.Golf GTE Sport is powered by a 400 PS plug-in hybrid system
2.Progressive Golf GTE Sport bridges the gap between road cars and racing sport cars
3.Avant-garde exterior design of the Golf GTE Sport perfects the idea of C-pillars with two-level construction
4.Golf GTE Sport debuts with digital instruments arranged on three levels and tailored to motor racing
5.Golf GTE Sport accelerates to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of up to 174 mph
Five key facts on the Golf GTI Clubsport:
1.Market launch of Golf GTI Clubsport concept car as production version in 2016 will mark 40th birthday of the Golf GTI
2.New Golf GTI Clubsport delivers 195 kW / 265 PS
3.Additional power: thanks to a boost function approximately 10 per cent more power is available in the Golf GTI Clubsport for a short time
4.Downforce at motorsport level thanks to a new front bumper, rear spoiler, diffuser and new side sills
5.Golf GTI Clubsport debuts with motor racing bucket seats and numerous exclusive equipment details