Volkswagen has been getting pretty racy with its development programs over the past few days. We're still excited about the possibilities offered up with the Golf R Wagon spy shots we caught a few days ago, and now we have a potentially hot new GTI variant to sink our teeth into.

The unsubtle hot hatch seen here would appear to be some kind of stripped and tightened Club Sport version of the current GTI. Revised wheels, a lowered stance and a slightly deeper chin spoiler all hint at a package that is perhaps focused on a quasi-track tune for the VW. Oh, of course the massive rear wing is a nod in that direction as well, though its tacked-on appearance has us crossing our fingers that there's a more production-friendly version en route.

You'll probably notice that the car is wearing "Wiechers Sport" decals on its panels, as well, calling out a German tuning company. Our spy shooter believes that these may be a bluff, as the car is wearing official VW plates and was stationed at the company's facility at the Nürburgring. He also mentions that the same sort of stickers were applied to the Scirocco R when it was testing.

There's a decent chance that this GTI Club Sport – or whatever it ends up being called – will make a splash at the always-exciting Wörthersee at the end of May. Stay tuned for more as we have it.

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      Weichers is no tuning company in classic terms.... Weichers is a race part producer, their main bussiness is building roll cages (they are big with this in the WTCC) this test car has a rollcage inside if u look carefully at the pictures...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enough of the variations on a BOX! Scirocco-R please.
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      Crazy. Looks like a riced-out Kia from the 90's.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Current GTI? If by current GTI, you are referring to the 2014 model (US spec), then you would be mistaken. It is plain to see that this is based on the 2015 model mk7 GTI.
        Michael Carvey
        • 1 Year Ago
        The MK7 GTI has been on sale in Europe for about a year now, so to them it is current. Because production is shifting to VW's Puebla plant and it takes time to reconfigure the plant and add a production line, we are delayed in getting it in the US.
      • 1 Year Ago
      VW, please do something different. Wild guess here. 2.0 Turbo, fwd, blah, blah, blah......
        • 1 Year Ago
        Why do something different when what they do already they do better than anyone else?
      • 1 Year Ago
      German Reis
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a test mule of some type.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pop that collar!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where did you hear that? Every indication is July; VW has said second half of 2014. The configurator isn't even up yet. I'm thinking the NY Auto Show will launch the official US spec, and we'll get prices then. I can't wait to place my order, already!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice wheels and perfect ride height.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Been waiting 25 years for a Scirocco sold my last one off in 1996 and have been crying ever since.... Some worthy successor to the A1 would be so welcome.
      Phlegming Liberal
      • 1 Year Ago
      And as always, we Yanks will never get to buy one of these.
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