Friday, May 22, 2009

2009 Golf GTI And Polo GTI Wörthersee 09 Versions


Yesterday we caught a look at the special Q5 Custom Concept that Audi took to this year’s GTI meeting at Wörthersee, in Germany.

Not to be outdone at the show devoted to its own performance works, Volkswagen has unveiled Wörthersee 09 editions of the all-new Golf GTI and Polo GTI models.

Finished in a glowing red ‘Firespark Metallic’ colour and rolling on high-gloss black 19-inch alloy rims on lowered suspension, the Golf GTI Wörthersee 09 concept also features smoked LED tail lights.


On the inside, the Golf GTI Wörthersee 09 is trimmed with brushed aluminium and glossy black painted frames around the air vents.

The seats get a black nappa trim for the outer surfaces, and red nappa for the side supports, bordered by ‘Berry White’ (no relation to Barry) leather piping.


Alas, the Wörthersee 09 edition of the Golf GTI is purely an exercise in aesthetics, with power sitting at the same 155kW from the 2.0 litre TSI engine. Still, with a 6.9 second run to 100km/h and a top speed of 238km/h, it’s far from disappointing.


The Polo Wörthersee 09 concept gets a similar going-over, but considering there’s no Polo GTI version as yet, it also offers a glimpse of what we might expect from Volkswagen’s smallest performer when it lands.

Wearing the same ‘Firespark Metallic’ paint, the Polo Wörthersee 09 also gets a pair of black rally stripes, extending front to back, and a set of polished 18-inch ‘Budapest’ rims sitting under the lowered chassis.


The inside sees a similar black interior, with the same gloss-black-framed air vents, and similarly styled seat trim in black and ‘Berry White’ nappa.

Like its bigger sibling, the Polo Wörthersee 09 is an aesthetic project only, and power for the Polo comes from the standard 1.4 litre petrol mill, developing 63kW.