The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept has made its public debut at the 2015 Worthersee, as the one-off model has been officially unveiled by the car manufacturer.
Sharing the same space as the Golf GTI Clubsport and the Golf GTI Performance, the newest one-off version of the Volkswagen Golf to be making its public debut at the 2015 Worthersee is called the Golf GTE Sport Concept. This has little in common with the production Golf GTE plug-in hybrid and it is coming with a significantly updated exterior design, with carbon fiber used on several body panels and with gullwing doors, amongst others.
VW is using the 5-point belts along with the bucket seats inside it, with carbon made steering column, shift paddles for the gearbox, high-tech transparent displays, sitting one behind another, providing all the necessary info, along with several other goodies. Power to the one-off compact car is being provided by a plug-in hybrid system, which is made out of the 1.6 liter TSI, derived from the Polo R WRC, and two electric motors.
The internal combustion unit is rated at 299 HP (220 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, while the electric motors are rated at 115 HP and 330 Nm of torque, being positioned in front of the 6-speed DCT, and 115 HP and 270 Nm respectively, positioned in the back. The total output stands at 400 HP (295 kW) and 670 Nm (495 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 4.3s and a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). The average fuel consumption in hybrid mode is 2L / 100km (141.2 mpg UK / 117.6 mpg US).