Oh dear. The Worthersee meet in Austria was all going so well. Having seen VW's Nurburg-tastic Scirocco road racer, and Audi's TT and A3 TDI Clubsports, we wondered what treat was next in store.
But then this monstrosity comes along and puts a grubby plaster in the metaphorical Worthersee swimming pool: a Golf GTI 'Performance design study' from some department or other in the corner of the VW office that should never, ever be allowed out in public again.
VW hasn't released any details on the GTI-sore (see what we did there?) but it's all pretty self-explanatory: hideous two-tone paintjob, rear bench removed in favour of a single bucket seat and sphincter-rupturing sound system, glue-on body kit and - of course - the obligatory scissor doors. No doubt it's powered by a 'chipped' little four-pot with a tin-can exhaust.
Bad VW. Go and stand in the corner and think about what you've done. No coming out until you put that racing Scirocco into production.