Golf GTE Sport
The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport was presented for the first time
at the 2015 Worthersee Festival. The car is a fanciful take on what
high performance Golf models could look like in the future. Although
VW officials say only the front end (basically the headlights and
grille assembly) has any real chance of making the transition to a
The Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport features a futuristic, sharply angled
body with plenty of razor sharp lines. Those lateral air intakes just
ahead of the rear wheels are also a standout feature of the concept,
as is the vented hood and low roofline. The bodywork is primarily
composed of carbon fiber and the aero kit fitted to the car is designed
to maximize downforce.
Entry to the two-seat Golf GTE Concept is via upward swinging doors.
The interior is filled with carbon fiber and Alcantara, with a high
central spine separating the driver and passenger zones. Both seats
are rather uncomfortable-looking racing bucket seats, and each is
fitted with a 5-point harness. The steering wheel is a yoke-style
unit, and behind that is a set three of state-of-the-art semitransparent
displays layered on top of each other.
The drivetrain of the VW Golf GTE Sport is a hybrid setup, with a
1.6 litre turbocharged engine providing 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft
of torque, backed up by a pair of electric motors. One electric motor
is housed within the 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox, while the other
sits towards the rear of the car. Each electric motor provides and
additional 115 horsepower, bringing the total up to an impressive
550 horsepower, and 550 lb-ft of torque.
||Golf GTE Sport
|Engine / Drivetrain
||hybrid, 1.6 liter engine / electric motor, AWD