The Scirocco GT24 Concept was wheeled out at the annual Wörthersee Festival in Austria and although it is very closely linked to the race car it is in fact road legal.
VW is remaining tight-lipped on whether there will be production versions of the GT24 Concept, perhaps as a track day weapon like the Aston Martin N24, but insiders have said it could be a nod towards an R version of the new coupe.
At the heart of the concept is a race-tuned 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI engine developing 296 bhp at 6,500 rpm.
The gearbox features uprated clutch plates along with revised gear ratios and a lightened flywheel linked to a differential lock.
VW says the car does use a lot of the road car’s components but is 178 kg lighter at 1,120 kg.
Inside the Scirocco GT24 the driver and front seat passenger are held securely in a pair of lightweight Recaro bucket seats by a set of five-point racing harnesses mounted within a rollcage.
A unique steering wheel and electronic display are fitted, and set into a carbon panel are simple toggle switches which control the ABS settings and electrical and ventilation systems.