Concept cars are a great way for manufacturers to gather public opinion on future design direction. Whilst some appear wacky and from another planet, there are details hidden within that represent clues to up and coming models. VW like to “give something back” to the fans at the Worthersee tuning festival every year. The event has seen debuts of such cars as the mad W12 Golf GTI. This time around the Germans have gone completely bonkers with the Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept.
Originally designed as an out of the box idea for VW’s contribution to the Playstation game Gran Turismo, the GTI Roadster was so popular within the company that they decided to turn the virtual design into a reality. Its gaping grill forms a menacing smile on this chop-top machine. Design elements clearly hinting at future GTI’s can be found in the lights and detailing. The Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept is powered by a 3.0 litre VR6 turbo petrol engine that is good for 496BHP and 413lb-ft of torque. Those figures translate into a 0-62MPH super car rivalling time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190MPH.
Obviously this concept car will never make production.