The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI is a concept hatchback car by Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI is powered by a 3.0L twin-turbocharged TSI VR6. The engine develops 496 hp (503 PS; 370 kW) and 413 ft·lb (560 Nm) between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. Power is channeled to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
The Vision GTI uses ceramic brake discs, with the front ones being 380 mm in diameter and the rear ones being 356 mm. The ceramic brake discs and red-painted brake callipers shine through the spokes of the 20-inch alloy wheels, which have been redesigned from the original Golf GTI.
Design-wise, the Golf Design Vision GTI uses a futurized variant of the Golf GTI's design.
The Golf Design Vision GTI is capable of acceleration from standstill to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).
The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI has a high starting rank of 1284 (shared with the Audi R8 LMS Ultra due to both cars having the same starting top speed and nitro stats), a MAX rank of 1436, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1539. The Golf receives +37 from Tuning Kits.
The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI is a nitro-focused car and has very similar acceleration to the Felino cB7. Weighing 3450 lb (1565 kg), the Golf doesn't jump too high when taking ramps, but has only average handling and drifting capabilites. Being a nitro-focused car, the Golf not only has low nitro efficiency, at 9/14/19, but also has a really low top speed stat. With all of these performance drawbacks combined, the Golf cannot beat the Felino cB7 or Lamborghini Miura, as these cars have much better overall stats while also having much better nitro efficiency. With the Golf having a low top speed stat, it loses a lot of speed when it runs out of nitro, which can pose a very serious problem on a track like Tokyo.
The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI currently costs 2,200 to purchase, 1,403,050 to max out, and 806,000 for Pro Kits. It requires 11 of each Class C Parts card, 4 V6 Engine cards, 10 Initial Tech cards, 10 Early Tech cards, and 8 Mid-Tech cards. Prior to the Elite Cars Update, the Golf was priced at 2,275. The Golf can also be obtained through the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's Enduro Double Down event by banking 35,000; if the player already has the Golf, 150,000 will be rewarded instead.
The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI is nothing more than a collector's item, as despite having a higher MAX+PRO rank than the Lamborghini Miura and Felino cB7, the Golf is incapable of competing with either car due to them having superior overall stats while also being cheaper to upgrade. The Golf is also not recommended for Events or Multiplayer; attempting to use it in Multiplayer will most likely place it at the mercy of the TVR Sagaris, McLaren MP4/8, and even the Aston Martin Vulcan, none of which the Golf can compete with. The only use left for the Golf is the Hot Summer collection.
The Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI was added in the Italy Update as a Class C car. It now costs 525 and has a fully upgraded rank of only 1512. With this, the Golf's usefulness has been pushed to almost nothing as the only use it has is to complete certain Career Mode events.