A few of VW’s coolest ideas have been revealed on the Wörthersee Tour earlier this 12 months, with the Golf GTE Sport Idea making yet another look, this time on the Frankfurt Motor Show. For these of you who don’t keep in mind, the VW Golf GTE Sport Concept previews a possible future for the long-lasting Golf GTI, utilizing a plug-in hybrid powertrain for excessive efficiency functions.
The physique is essentially made out of carbon, the aero comes straight from motorsport purposes and beneath the skin there are a minimum of three motors which offer a mixed 400PS (394hp) and 670Nm (494lb ft) of torque to permit the Golf GTE Sport Idea a prime velocity of 280km/h (173mph) and a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of 4.3 seconds.
Not too bad for a automobile that supposedly can run 50km (31 miles) on electrical energy solely and has a mixed NEDC gas economic system of just 2.0l/100km (141mpg UK).
The hybrid powertrain consists of a 299PS (294hp) turbocharged 1.6 TSI petrol engine which comes straightfrom the Polo R WRC rally automotive and two 115PS (113hp) electrical motors with the facility going to all 4 wheels by way of a six-pace twin-clutch gearbox. Oh, and the cabin has room just for two, with its structure clearly impressed by -what else- the racing world.
Too dangerous we are not going to see a automotive like this reaching production anytime quickly. Come on VW, cease teasing us and construct it already!