Report: Volkswagen working on high-performance, lightweight ‘carbon GTI’

Word on the street is that Volkswagen is working on a very special, lightweight performance version of the next-generation GTI. Known as the ‘carbon Golf GTI’ the model will use carbon fiber and aluminum to drop around 440 pounds, compared with today‚Äôs GTI.

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Insiders say that the model is being created to show V-dub’s use of lightweight material and to pay a tribute to the simplicity and agility of the original performance hatchback – which weighed in at only 1,785 pounds.

Power is expected to come from 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo engine making 222-hp with a 0 to 62 mph time of under 6 seconds.

Production will be very limited with a possible debut in 2014 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Volkswagen Golf.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar