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Tony O'Kane | May, 24 2014 | 2 Comments

The annual Worthersee Festival is a celebration of all things Volkswagen, and there's always more than a few zany exhibits that show up.

And this year one of the most outlandish show cars will come from Volkswagen itself, with the company entering a twin-turbocharged, all-wheel drive convertible, which will wear the unwieldy moniker of "GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Tursimo".

Designed as a playable car for Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo Vision game, the GTI Roadster is certainly the most extreme concept to wear the GTI badge.

For starters, it's the first GTI to be powered by a VR6 engine (which last powered a Golf in the MkV Golf R32), the first to have two turbochargers, the first to feature all-wheel drive, the first to have a seven-speed DSG transmission and the first GTI to be missing its roof entirely.

And it joins similarly radical concepts from Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Honda in the Gran Turismo Vision add-on for Gran Turismo 6.

If you happen to be heading to Worthersee this year, you can check out the non-virtual version of the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo at the show on May 28, where it will be appearing alongside a specially-tuned version of the Golf GTI Performance.

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