The special edition VW Golf GTI VI Excessive makes its official debut at the annual Wörthersee Show in Austria. There are a series of effective modifications to the vehicle's running gear to create a sharper GTI.

GTI VI Excessive includes stiffened suspension - springs and dampers. The car has a wider track requiring the addition of a set of wheelarch extensions each measuring 30 mm. The brakes are also upgraded - 370mm discs at the front and 310mm at the rear. The vehicle stands on 19-inch flow-formed BBS motorsport-derived alloy wheels complete with a 35 mm offset fitted with 235/35 ZR19 high-performance tyres.

The engine is slightly boosted from 210 PS to 214 PS and the torque rises from 206 (279 Nm) to 211 lbs ft (285 Nm) between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm.

The exterior changes to the GTI Excessive include deep front splitter and a pair of revised airdams either side of the front grille, a set of sill extensions painted in gloss black, a new rear diffuser, which is specially created to house a set of titanium-tipped exhaust pipes. Last, the package features a redesigned wing mounted above the rear window. The LED rear lights complete the exterior look of GTI Excessive.

The interior upgrades feature a set of redesigned bucket seats with integrated headrests finished in black and red are fitted along with brushed aluminium and gloss black trim.

The first Wörthersee Show was held in 1982 and is attended by thousands of Volkswagen enthusiasts every year. Recently, aVolkswagen has established a tradition of unveiling a concept car every year. In 2007 the GTI W12 made its debut, in 2008 the Scirocco GT24 was unveiled and in 2009 the Polo "Wörthersee 09" concept preceded the Polo GTI.

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