Although the new VW GTI’s 2.0L engine can generate up to 230 horsepower with the optional performance pack, VW has upped the ante even more with a twin-turbocharged 503-hp 3.0L V6 engine.
VW has often been criticized lately because of the fact that its turbocharged 2.0L generates a lot less horsepower than other automakers like Hyundai and Kia, which are generating a lot more power from an engine that is the same size. Although the new VW GTI’s 2.0L engine can generate up to 230 horsepower with the optional performance pack, VW has upped the ante even more with a twin-turbocharged 503-hp 3.0L V6 engine.
The Design Vision GTI concept is based on the new seventh-generation GTI, but features substantially wider front and rear tracks, as well as specially developed 20-inch wheels. The V6 TSI develops 369 pound-feet of torque from as low as 2000 rpm, with a maximum figure of 413 lb-ft at 4000 rpm. All this power and torque is distributed to the wheels via a DS dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. With this powertrain and a specially tuned chassis, the “Design Vision GTI.” The Design Vision GTI concept will reach 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
In order to slow this super-powerful GTI, Volkswagen fitted it with large carbon-ceramic brake discs, sized 15.0 inches up front and 14.0 inches at the back. The ceramic brake discs and red-painted brake calipers peek through the spokes of the 20-inch alloy wheels, which are 8.5J wide at the front and 9.5J at the back.