Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept Gets Motor Show Debut In Frankfurt

SEP 17 2015 BY MARK KANE 13

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

A special concept car Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept debuted a few months ago (see description and photos/videos), but its “true” world premiere was held at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show this week.

It not only looks more aggressive and racy than the production Golf GTE, but it’s more powerful as well, with nearly 300 kW of peak power.

Unfortunately, a production version is not expected; the doors and wheels kind of give it away!

Quick specs:

  • 2-seats
  • AWD
  • 295 kW (400 hp) of system power and 670 Nm of torque
  • 1.6 TSI (turbocharged direct injection engine) with a 6-speed DSG gearbox and two electric motors 85 kW / 115 hp. The first is in the front with 330 Nm of torque, while the second one in the rear puts out 270 Nm of torque
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds
  • 280 km/h  (175 mph) top speed
  • all-electric mode up to 50 km (31 miles)
  • unknown number of kWh
Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept

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13 Comments on "Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept Gets Motor Show Debut In Frankfurt"

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Looks like from anime 😀

Do it VW. Do it 🙂

Exactly. Stop the Tease. Build it or Shut Up.

The Good:

Elon made Gull Wings Popular in prototypes again.

The Bad:

Elon made Gull Wings Popular in prototypes again.

I can see why he added the extra joint, to prevent the door from smashing into the car parked next to you.

Wonder who will copy the Falcon Wing design, first? 😉

In ten years time most cars will have 4 wheels and normal doors, concept cars will continue to have rubbish impractical doors and strange wheels

I do not understand why car companies spend so much money to produce these concept cars if they have absolutely no intention of building it for sale.

Advertising, PR, R&D, Bragging Rights, etc…

A lot of the features and design cues from the concepts do make it to production – just in a tamed-down version.

For example, often the automakers exaggerate a feature just to get feedback on it. Before it becomes part of their “design language” throughout their lineup for an entire 5-6 year cycle.

Considering that the established auto manufacturers are loathe to build you a BEV, ….. this is the direction they should go. A performance machine that isn’t going use much gasoline, AND they get to keep all that maintenance income from the complication and the ICE — so the stealerships should still be happy.

This could be a high sales volume upper $30k car (sans gull wings and other concept dreamy stuff, of course).

add, …

Why Honda doesn’t do this with the CR-Z is beyond me. An 8 kWh battery and some upgraded electric bits. Honda probably couldn’t make them fast enough …. for the green and the furious.

I agree. That would *almost* be a car I’d be willing to buy as a third “fun” car.

I love the look of the CR-Z. But the car has always been a huge disappointment to me. The hybrid system was very weak and the car wasn’t very fast. If they made a PHEV CR-Z, I’d likely consider one. 8 Kwh would probably be enough to make me happy if that meant it could get at least 20 miles of EV range.

This post about VW “gives me the chance” to mention a new (super-cute?) commercial by the German automaker that, as they say, is going viral.

More than a million views in three days!!

Similar idea to that of a commercial by Renault of a couple of years ago (“The sound of silence”), but more “realistic”.



(I’m seeing the ad linking to it also on this very page – it’s following me…)