31st GTI meeting at Wörthersee
For more than 30 years, the ‘GTI Meeting at Wörthersee’ has been a
holiday in the calendar of fans of sporty Volkswagen vehicles. An event
that will also this year see fans from right across Europe coming to the
largest GTI meeting in the world in Austria. At this show of the
superlatives, besides the Golf GTI Cabriolet, Volkswagen and Volkswagen
Motorsport will be presenting the Polo R-WRC, the Polo WRC Street
special edition model plus two further Golf GTI concept cars.
Golf GTI Cabriolet: Following its world premiere at the Geneva
International Motor Show, GTI fans visiting the legendary Wörthersee
event will have the chance to experience close up the dynamic advantages
and sophisticated equipment features of this sports car from Wolfsburg.
The key component of this highly dynamic soft top Golf is the 2.0-litre
engine with 210 PS fitted for the first time in the Cabriolet. It is
available with two engine/gearbox versions: as a manual gearbox or with
the fast-changing dual-clutch gearbox (DSG), each with 6 speeds. A
standard feature for all customers who get to indulge in the sporty
driving performance of the Golf GTI Cabriolet is the XDS electronic
differential lock on the front axle, which ensures perfect traction,
enhanced agility and the utmost driving stability. To complete the
picture, this hot hatch is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels of the type
‘Denver’ (18-inch wheels of the type ‘Detroit’ are optionally available)
in addition to a new diffuser with chrome tailpipes.
Polo WRC Street: From motor racing to the street is the motto of the
Polo WRC Street concept car. At Wörthersee, Volkswagen will be
presenting for the first time a preview of an extremely sporty small
series, which is due to be launched in late 2013. With its highly unique
and distinctive design, this model cuts an impressive figure with its
rear spoiler, diffuser, sports suspension and an inscription with R-WRC
logos. A powerful 220 PS 2.0-litre TSI engine produces motorsport-like
Polo R-WRC: With the newly developed Polo R WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
is presenting a road-going prototype for the FIA World Rally
Championship. The “hottest Polo ever” – as it was called by Volkswagen
Head of Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg even at its first official
airing – will be starting its tour around the globe from 2013 at
numerous WRC races. At the heart of this racing version beats a
1.6-litre TSI engine with approx. 300 PS power output, which ensures
impressive acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
GTI Black Dynamic: Black as the night, with a red/black colour concept
and lowered sports suspension, the ‘GTI Black Dynamic’ will be making an
appearance at Wörthersee. Since October last year, nine Volkswagen
apprentices – four young women and five young men – have been working on
their ‘Apprentice Golf GTI 2012’. Their objective: vehicle concept
design, styling, engine version and numerous details are meant to convey
their interpretation of a classic sports car. Elegant and simple but
with numerous stylish details, the ‘Black Dynamic’ is a real
headturner. It also features a 1,800 Watt sound system with nine
loudspeakers, which takes up the entire boot space. This year’s ‘Golf
GTI Black Dynamic’ is the fifth vehicle project to make its debut
amongst the petrol heads in Austria.
Golf GTI ‘White Concept’: The attractive design study Golf GTI ‘White
Concept’ is characterised by its remarkable ‘Oryx White matt’ paintwork.
The vehicle interior affords an exciting black/red contrast. In
addition to the sports seats in Nappa leather, red contrasting stitching
adorns numerous details such as the steering wheel, handbrake lever and
door armrests. A door sill trim – with the GTI logo and honeycomb
pattern in White Matt and Aluminium – go to complete the unique
appearance of the Golf GTI ‘Concept White’.