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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stunning Volkswagen Sports Car Concept Wants Us to Look Towards the Future

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The world isn’t completely happy with Volkswagen at the moment. Dieselgate has left a sour taste on the tongues of consumers, and distrust in the mind of media—but that doesn’t mean Volkswagen won’t be trying to win them back. Maybe this sports car is a good starting point.
 
It’s called the GT Ge concept, and it was designed and developed by transportation design graduate, Eljesah Shala. It was part of a thesis project, sponsored by Volkswagen, as a vision of what could be in the near (or distant future).



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The car is based on the current GTI, heralding back to concepts like the Vision Gran Turismo and GTE Sport. You’ll notice it doesn’t exactly look like a GTI, but the more aggressive profile is part of the approach. Along with the streamlined new body comes a set of C-shaped LED headlights and an extremely unique rear end.
 
Given this is a concept of the future, the powertrain would likely be fully-electric, or some variation of hybrid electric. Whatever the case, it’s stunning, and if Volkswagen wants to win back buyers, this might be the place to start.