Volkswagen has unveiled the Volkswagen Golf GTI 'Worthersee 09' concept car. It is fire-red and a real eyecatcher. Inside and out, the Volkswagen Golf GTI 'Worthersee 09' combines charming and unique visual looks with an even higher level of performance - it embodies precisely those elements that have always excited genuine Volkswagen Golf GTI fans.
Consider the exterior paint, for example. It shimmers in the special glowing red colour 'Firespark Metallic', which is repeated as a fine trim line on the high-gloss black 19-inch alloy spoke wheels and in the classic GTI stripes of the radiator grille screen. Other very distinctive body details: an entirely new smoked LED taillight design; its unmistakable graphic design from the rear adds to the Volkswagen Golf GTI concept car's independent character.
Full of style, the interior of the two-door Volkswagen Golf GTI is inviting too. Initial eyecatchers: high-end aluminium tread plates with 'GTI Worthersee 09' signature. The next special feature: trim in brushed aluminium and glossy black painted frames around the air vents. The floor mats have red borders as well. All of this makes an exceptionally refined impression and calls attention to the sporty talent of the legendary 'GTI' even more.
The newly designed sport comfort seats with their integrated head restraints are an absolute interior highlight. They excite with innovative cover materials and a fresh colour composition. This includes black nappa for the outer surfaces and flash red nappa for the seat side supports, bordered by light 'Berry White' leather piping. The seat centre panels are made of Hexagon; one feature of this high-tech material, which is so pleasant to the touch: its exceptional breathing properties.
Volkswagen Golf GTI drivers in particular know that form follows function. The 'Worthersee 09&' Edition not only pleases with its tasteful style, it was also intensified technically in the direction of performance. The lowered sport chassis enables maximum curve speeds. And the acoustics is not short-changed either: the new sport exhaust system provides for an extra measure of dynamic sound. This will be music to the ears of genuine Volkswagen Golf GTI fans.
When it comes to the turbo engine, the Volkswagen Golf GTI 'Worthersee 09' relies on the new 2.0-liter TSI with 155 kW/210 PS. This gives the concept car a top speed of 238 km/h and 6.9 second acceleration to 100 km/h.Published 21 May 2009