These are the first official pictures of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Excessive, revealed at the Worthersee Tour in Austria.
Although most of the changes to the concept over the standard GTI are cosmetic, dynamic changes have been made.
These include wider tracks, revised springs and dampers, upgraded brake discs and pads and a new lightweight exhaust system, which results in a small power increase.
Completing the modifications are new multi-spoke black 19-inch alloys equipped with semi-slick tyres, sill extensions, new bumpers, a new front splitter, rear diffuser and plastic wheel arch extensions.
VW hasn’t said whether the Excessive edition is destined for production and says it remains as an evaluation concept at this stage. If it does make production, the Excessive would sit between the GTI and R models in the Golf’s range.
Also revealed at Worthersee was the Adidas edition, a tie-in with the famous German sports equipment firm. Changes to the Golf GTI for the model are purely cosmetic.
They include new 18-inch alloy wheels, Adidas detailing, the LED rear lights from the Golf R and unique interior trim. The LED rear lights will soon become standard across the Golf GTI’s range.
The VW Golf GTI Adidas edition will not go on sale in the UK.