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.