2013-05-09 12:22:54

VW Design Vision GTI Powered with 503-HP

VW is on the road to this year’s Worthersee event with its marvelous 503-hp Design Vision GTI.

Constructed on the base of the 7th gen GTI, the German brand has converted it into a catchy race vehicle that “could start competing today.” The design team was managed by Klaus Bischoff, Chief of Design of VW automaker, and includes a cheeky wide body fitting 235-wide tires in the front and 275-wide tires in the rear. The race model will be equipped with 20-inch wheels, and VW informs it can arrive at a top speed of 186 mph.

Enhanced by a 3.0-liter V6, the vehicle is turbocharged with direct injection and generates 413 lb-ft of torque to back up the 503 hp. All the power is transferred to the wheels via a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and the brand’s all-wheel-drive system. The Design Vision GTI can reach 62 mph from a standstill in just 3.9 sec.

But not the speed is the only advantage, large 15-inch carbon-ceramic brake discs are found up front while 14-inch rotors adorn the rear. Talking about size, the Design Vision GTI is 0.6 inches shorter than a regular GTI and is 2.2 inches lower and 2.8 inches wider. The car is finished in a White Club paint while the add-on parts were colored in Piano Paint Black. The GTI emblem and the line in the front have been painted in red.