Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI
VW’s 2013 Worthersee show star was a proper monster. It featured a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-litre VR6 TSI engine, four-wheel-drive and a radical, plastic body.
Power was good for 503bhp and 413lb ft of torque, which meant 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 186mph. Huge exhausts - which partially melted the plastic rear bumper on TG’s brief test drive - and monster carbon ceramic brakes only bulked up what was already an astonishing package.
Oh, about that brief test drive… it was really, bloody quick.