Volkswagen has added a second new concept to the 1200-strong grid for Sony and Polyphony’s special Vision Gran Turismo racing simulator.
Joining the GTI Roadster concept revealed early last year, the new GTI Supersoprt concept is a stylised concept sketch brought to life. Well, virtual life.
Conceived specifically for Vision Gran Turismo, which celebrates 15 years of the popular PlayStation title, the GTI Supersport is Volkswagen’s vision of a GTI that gives no quarter to the likes of practicality or design regulations.
Sitting lower and wider than the regular GTI available to mere mortals, the Supersport wears new bumpers and aero components at both ends, broad venting in the bonnet and roof, and a deeply sculpted character line through the profile.
Like the Roadster concept before it, the make-believe GTI Supersport is specified with a 3.0 litre VR6 petrol engine that sends a screaming 375kW and 665Nm of torque to an all-wheel-drive system through a seven-speed DSG auto.
All of this, Volkswagen calculates, would send the extra-hot hatch to 100km/h in a very supercar 3.6 seconds. If it actually existed. Which it doesn’t. But if it did…
Of course, there's always that great GTI dreamland benchmark, the now legendary GTI W12 650 concept. A big 6.0 litre, 12-cylinder heart producing 484kW and 750Nm.
It, too, promises a 3.6 second run to 100km/h, and it actually exists. Somewhere in the depths of Volkswagen's Wolfsburg headquarters, at least.
Back here in accessible reality, however, VW fans might soon be able to climb into the more practical Golf R 400.
Revealed as a concept in early 2014, the 295kW AWD Golf R 400 is rumoured to be heading to production in the year ahead.
Some reports suggest a debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show could be on the cards.
So there’s that.