This design concept was done by the Volkswagen Design Center in California for SEMA, and it’s not just a pretty face. Its turbocharged four-cylinder makes 375 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque, so enjoy the view while you can. It does 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, so if the mood strikes, it’ll be out of sight before you can say “Fahrvergnugen.”
The R GTI uses loads of carbon fiber pieces to lower the GTI’s weight – the stock hood, front fenders, side rockers, and hatch door were all replaced with the woven wonder. It also sports a carbon fiber front grille surround, front spoiler, rear spoiler, and rear-view mirrors. It also has other styling elements taken from the R32, including its taillights and twin central exhaust pipes. Behind the hexagonal spoke pattern on the nineteen-inch front wheels– a styling cue that recalls the GTI’s trademark grille–are four-piston Brembo aluminum-alloy calipers painted with the colors of the German flag.