The car’s interior has been upgraded with a partial-leather sports seat system that has an embedded tire tread pattern. Under the hood is the familiar TFSI motor, which now develops 230hp (169kW) and is capable of propelling the hot-hatch to 100km/h from rest in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 245km/h. DSG versions will reach 100km/h in just 6.6 seconds and manage a fuel economy rating of 7.9L per 100km.
To control the power is the latest generation of P-Zero tires, measuring 225mm, and VW’s standard Golf GTI chassis and brake package. Unique interior appointments include heated seats, electrically adjustable lumbar supports in front, and all-leather center armrest in the rear. The car made its worldwide debut at this week’s Wörthersee Auto Show in Austria and is scheduled to enter production in September.
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