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Volkswagen's new Golf concept has gullwing doors and 395 horsepower

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The VW Golf is one of the most common vehicles anywhere in the world. This doesn't look much like those, though.

The Golf GTE Sport is a concept that Volkswagen brought out to this year's Wörthersee, an annual Volkswagen-Audi event in Austria — and like Audi's TT Clubsport, the GTE isn't messing around. Its 395 horsepower comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that can run 31 miles on electric alone; VW promises 62 mph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 174.

The outside looks wild enough, but things get crazier inside: the "motor racing cockpit" basically looks like a sci-fi illustration, and the strange seating configuration puts driver and passenger in their own carbon fiber-wrapped capsules. Needless to say, that's not going to make it to high-po Golfs of the future — but as a styling exercise, there are hints that we might see some elements of the GTE in a production model down the line.