Hi , just read this in yesterdays SUNDAY MIRROR :-
VW unleash a demon from the dark side
VOLKSWAGEN'S mischievous Concept R GTi could be the most desirable Golf ever... if only the VW suits can be persuaded to put it into production.
It's got carbon-fibre body panels, a turbocharged 2.0-litre 400 horsepower lump (that'll be fun through the front wheels), Brembo brakes, red-rimmed 18-inch alloys, tweaked suspension and twin performance exhausts shaped like tunnels on the LA subway. It all adds up to 0-60 in a blistering 4.8 seconds with a howling top-end of 160.
Inside there aren't just two racing seats, there are four, each with its own four-point harness for those G-force-inducing hairpins.
There's the usual gloomy Golf cockpit, but this time it fits the R's demonic demeanour.
Suitably sinister-looking in raven black with a gaping grille, it's the most attitudinal Golf ever, and a fitting tribute to the perennial Vee-Dub GTi, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Rumour has it that VW locked a group of hand-picked performance engineers from their Californian design centre in a hotel room until they came up with something to rival the raft of Japanese hot-shoe hatches that gained prominence in films like The Fast And The Furious.
And it looks like the plan worked. VW could easily charge £30k for this little gem, and sell every single one.
At last there's a Golf fit to rub bumpers with the original iconic GTi...which, until now, has never had a stablemate good enough to take on the crown.
ENGINE 1984cc turbo
TOP SPEED 163mph
PRICE £30,000 (estimated)
WHO WOULD DRIVE IT: Those seeking the coolest hot hatch bar none
There was a picture of the car ,but I cant seem to find it on the Mirror web site !
How many people would buy one for 30K? I would!!!