Volkswagen Golf GTI Vision Gran Turismo virtual concept revealed

22 May, 2014 11:24pm Oliver Kew

VW Golf GTI roadster concept takes extreme Design Vision GTI and adds more power and roofless body for gamers

Volkswagen has created another outlandish Golf GTI concept – but you’ll only be able to drive it in virtual reality.

This is the new GTI Vision Gran Turismo . It’s an extreme Golf roadster that gamers will be able to drive in the Gran Turismo 6 simulator on the Sony PlayStation, as Volkswagen becomes the latest manufacturer to develop a bespoke no-holds-barred concept car for the game.

The Vision GT borrows much of its angular design from the Golf Design Vision GTI concept seen at the 2013 Wörthersee tuning expo. The show car used a mid-mounted, twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 developing 496bhp and 560Nm, but Volkswagen has turned the wick up even further for the virtual reality Vision Gran Turismo.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Vision Gran Turismo profile

Instead of the Wörthersee concept’s 496bhp output, the outlandish Vision GT develops a 542bhp output. As such, its performance should eclipse the claimed figures of the hard-top concept car, which VW claimed could accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.9sec and top out at 186mph.

Visual changes for the Vision GT come in the form of its roofless speedster bodystyle, enormous new wheels and the huge fixed rear wing.

Gamers will be able to download the car from 23 May, adding it to other bespoke concepts including the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo and the recently revealed BMW Vision Gran Turismo.