VW Design Vision GTI debuts in L.A. image

Volkswagen has introduced an impressive concept car during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Design Vision GTI.

The model in question has been already unveiled just earlier this year, on the Old Continent, but this is the first time when it reaches the North American shores. The Volkswagen Design Vision GTI is getting cameras in the A-pillars which can be directed at the road or inside the car and it’s allowing the driver to take self photos as well as record a fast lap. The design of the car is very aggressive, with angled lines and side blades which remind us of the Audi R8 supercar.

The Volkswagen Design Vision GTI stands at 167.4 inches in length, 54.4 inches in height and 73.6 inches broad, being shorter, wider and lower than the production car. The rear seats of the car have been replaced by an X-frame. The vehicle is riding on the MQB platform, like the new Golf generation, and it’s using a multi-plate clutch four-wheel drive system, improving its cornering abilities.

Power to the Volkswagen Design Vision GTI is being provided by a 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 engine, which is producing a total output of 496 BHP and it has a peak torque of 413 lb-ft. The 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint takes just 3.9 seconds, which is 2.6 seconds than the standard Golf GTI. Top speed stands at 190 mph.