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The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced its plans to introduce a more powerful version of the Golf GTI at Worthersee, later on this month.

Volkswagen is getting ready to pull the wraps off a more powerful version of the Golf GTI, later on this month, at Worthersee. The announcement has been made by the company’s research and development chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, who has recently spoken with the guys at CAR Magazine. According to the carmaker’s official, the more powerful Volkswagen Golf GTI in question will actually be a concept car and this will serve as the basis for a future version.

Hackenberg said that the Golf GTI in question won’t have as much power as the Golf GTI W12, unveiled back in 2007, which came with a 6.0L W12 Bentley engine, producing a total output of 641 HP (478 kW) and having a peak torque of 749 Nm (553 lb-ft). That concept car could sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 326 km/h (203 mph). The new VW Golf GTI Concept will celebrate the model’s 40th anniversary and this isn’t expected to be quite so radical. Additional details on the model remain unknown for the moment.

Source: CAR Magazine