4.3 -second catapult golf with 400 hp

Reifnitz ( Austria ), May 14, 2015

Traditionally, travels to the legendary VW GTI meet at the Wörthersee with concept cars. For this year's event ( 13 to 16 May 2015), the Wolfsburg have two showpieces in their luggage. The vehicle duo consists firstly of the Golf GTI Club Sport. The 265 hp Study for the 40th GTI anniversary should provide an outlook for future Golf GTI variants. The second part of the duo is something different: it is a bridge between bat road and racing cars with plug-in hybrid technology and answers to the name Golf GTE Sport.

Aero parts and special C - pillars

The body of the Golf GTE Sport was made largely of carbon. The wide and interlaced with aerodynamic parts envelope can still shine through the Gulf basic form. Noteworthy of exterior design works are arranged in two levels C - pillars. Thus opens up behind the visible from the outside a second level. Between these two layers of flowing air stream that increases the downforce on the rear axle, while the braking system is cool.

Silhouettes origin

The origin of the distinctive silhouette dates back to the already introduced in 2007 Golf GTI W12-650 showcar. The high swinging doors reminiscent of the VW XL1. The finished in carbon, and microfiber interior consists of two separate areas for two passengers. Both take on racing shell seats with five-point harnesses space.

The power of three hearts

Three engines had not yet Golf: the front is a 1.6 - liter gasoline engine with 299 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Newton meters. The unit has been adapted from the Polo R WRC in the World Rally Championship. The Power four-cylinder gets gain of two 115 hp electric motors: an electric motor, the engineers positioned in the housing of the six-speed manual DSGS. It develops a maximum torque of 330 Newton meters. The second electric motor is seated in the rear and is there 270 Newton meters. The total torque of the drive system is 670 Newton meters, the output is estimated at a total of 400 hp.

4.3 seconds from zero to 100

Whenever possible, the study is operated solely on electricity and therefore without emissions. Up to 50 kilometers to hold the battery case. In " GTE Mode," which operate all three engines together. In this case, the all-wheel drive Golf GTE Sport sprints in 4.3 seconds to 100 km / h. The top speed is 280 km / h. The combined fuel consumption is VW with two liters to 100 kilometers.

Production stage? Rather not!

A real opportunity to the production stage has not the golf course GTE Sport. Instead, the vehicle serves as a technology for road and racing . (ml)