VW unveils Golf GTI Excessive

Nic Cackett

Volkswagen has revealed a new Golf GTI concept intended to preview a potential range of new accessories for the popular hot hatch.

The Golf GTI Excessive was unveiled at the annual Worthersee Show in Austria with a number of visual and mechanical modifications that the manufacturer claims make the standard model a more focussed driver's car.

While the Excessive's output is slightly boosted – from 207bhp to 210bhp – the concept's alterations are not based on increased power. Aside from the introduction of a lightened sports exhaust, the standard 2.0-litre engine is unchanged.