Extreme Golf GTI to be previewed at Wörthersee

Volkswagen Mk7 Golf GTI

A more extreme Mk7 Golf GTI, possibly a preview of a 40th anniversary model, is on its way to the annual Wörthersee show, Car reports. The special GTI to be revealed next week will be labelled as a concept model, but it’s expected it could give us the first look at the 2015 Edition 40 GTI.

While not a lot of detail has been given, Volkswagen’s R&D boss, Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, told Car that the new XDS+ “e-diff” in the new GTI is not at its maximum limit and can handle more power. Hackenberg also mentioned a carbon fibre roof could save 8–9kg over the regular body panel, hinting that this could find its way onto the concept model.

We can live in hope that Volkswagen may follow the path of the Audi TT ultra quattro and strip over 150kg of weight from the regular model. The 228kW engine would be nice too, although that may be more power than the XDS+ diff can handle.

The Wörthersee show kicks off in the middle of next week so we don’t have too long to wait for all to be revealed.

[Source: Car]