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.
Instead the Golf's handling has been sharpened by upgrading the springs and dampers, and providing the car with a wider track. The latter means the concept gets a set of 30mm wheelarch extensions.
The new arches are complimented by new 19-inch BBS alloys, which have a larger set of disc brakes beneath them.
On the styling front, the Excessive gets a deeper front splitter, revised air dams either side of the front grille, a new rear diffuser, titanium-tipped exhaust pipes and a redesigned rear spoiler. Inside there are new bucket seats finished with brushed aluminium and gloss black trim.