VW just introduced at Wörthersee its technical and aesthetic perfection - Design Vision GTI concept. And this is one furious beast... This thing is very similar in ideology with its predecessor - absolutely insane 2007 Golf GTI W12 concept. And this new one comes from the same league!
First of all, the engine. Now it carries half of the engine from its insane daddy - 3.0 BiTurbo V6, situated at its typical location -at the front. In comparison to the old 650 PS, 750 Nm W12, modern V6 produces 503 ponies and 560 Nm. It might sound disappointing, but I'm sure it isn't. Now the car is much more balancely projected, which gives it a big advantage in comparison to the previous one. Firstly, the masses of the current one must be lighter than it was with W12 (the number is unknown though). Then DV GTI comes with modern superfast 6 spd DSG 2-clutch gearbox. And at last, the current one is AWD, in comparison to the W12's RWD, which can be considered as a huge advantage. The car comes more stable, balanced and now is a proper performance tool. As the W12 was extremely unmaneuverable, and just an insane self-killing machine. Now I think it could be beaten round track by much less powerful, nicely projected DV GTI. And some claimed data about the new thing: 300 kph, 3.9 sec to 100. And that is damn impressive! These are very close numbers to the more powerful W12! Damn, that's Golf-based car in a supercar