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Last week, we brought you sketches of the Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo - a slick, low-cut, two-seat, open-top take on the stalwart GTI, designed specifically for Gran Turismo 6. Now, we have the official images as the car makes its debut at the annual Wörthersee festival, and man, does this thing look awesome.

Volkswagen calls this car "the most spectacular Golf GTI ever," in which the company allowed its designers to let their imaginations run wild - production intent wasn't a factor here, so this concept is purely focused on design and the far reaches of what could be. "The Vision GT project offered a wonderful opportunity to sketch out extreme ideas and design elements of the GTI that are portrayed as vibrantly, dynamically and emotionally as possible," said Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen's head of design.

Furthermore, the conceptual powertrain is something fantastical, too - Volkswagen says the GTI Roadster uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, good for 503 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The 3,133-pound speedster is estimated to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 192 mph. Crazy stuff.

Outside, this is indeed a car worthy of Gran Turismo fame, what with its aggressive, wonderfully sculpted, bulging design. Inside, the driver and passenger sit in a carbon fiber monocoque cockpit with race-style bucket seats. It's way more supercar-like than anything else we've seen from Volkswagen, and is totally fitting of a Vision Gran Turismo-type concept.

Have a full look at Volkswagen's latest creation in the gallery above, and click below for the company's official press blast.

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hella sweet. from that angle it looks like mix of FR-S and Veyron. jus get rid of that spoiler or make it a roof spoiler like on hatchback cars.

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