Every year, thousands and thousands of Volkswagen enthusiasts from across Europe (and probably now the globe too) gather in the town of Maria Worth in Germany to celebrate all things GTI. It has been a long running tradition and one that has the full backing and blessing of VW itself. To honour its many fans every year, Volkswagen brings a new GTI concept to the gathering.
This concept is usually put together by apprentices from the VW fold and then unveiled on day 1 of the gathering. Well, it is different this year, as VW has built a new GTI concept which it will showcase tomorrow. This car is based on the latest Golf hatchback which was updated earlier this year.
Designed by 13 apprentices across six different vocations, this hatchback will get quite a few visual and mechanical go fast bits. The company has indicated that a large part of the interior trim has been 3D printed while a larger part of the exterior has been designed using CAD and will get a unique paint job and design trims. They have also said that there will be a major emphasis on smartphone connectivity and usage in this concept car.
Given how VW has made a major emphasis on electric cars, we believe that this Worthsee GTI will be either a hybrid or an all-electric vehicle. The Worthsee festival has produced some master pieces including the outlandish Golf W12 which as the name suggests is Golf with a W12 engine that powered the rear wheels. This will be the German automaker’s 10th year at the festival.