The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to offer a lightweight version of the new Golf GTI generation which will use carbon fiber and it will probably be known as the Carbon GTI.
The car manufacturer isn’t saying anything on the new version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI but according to the guys at autocar.co.uk, the model is expected to be 200 kg lighter (441 lbs) than the current GTI. The Volkswagen Golf Carbon GTI’s lightweight construction will also be used on other versions of the hatchback, including the electric vehicle and the hybrid, which are expected to hit the market at a later time.
Just like the standard version of the Golf GTI, the Carbon version is expected to use the same 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 222 HP (225 PS / 166 kW), but the lightweight model might accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds. An improved steering system and a VAQ differential are expected to be added to the model. The VW Golf Carbon GTI might hit the market in 2014, celebrating the Golf’s 40th birthday.