Super-fans gather for annual GTI Meet

For most of the year, the picturesque town of Reifnitz is peaceful and idyllic but this weekend it will be transformed into a large bustling automotive playground. Thousands of enthusiasts will flock to this Alpine town for the traditional GTI Meet.

Generations of automotive aficionados, from Germany, Australia, China, Malaysia, the Middle East and the US will gather to showcase their vehicles and their passion for GTI.

Volkswagen GTI meet

In addition, Volkswagen will be showing current, sporty model innovations including the Golf GTI TCR1, generating 213 kW/290 PS, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, and its inspiration, the Volkswagen Motorsport racing version for the international WTCR series with 257 kW/350 PS.

The T-Roc R2 will be another crowd pleaser: the high-performance variant of the current T-Roc impresses with its mix of lifestyle and sporty character. This powerhouse of a vehicle is driven by a four-cylinder TSI engine generating 221 kW/300 PS, sparking a passion in drivers with a torque of 400 Nm.

Volkswagen GTI meet
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

Volkswagen will also be showcasing e-mobility at Wörthersee Lake: the ID.R is the first ever fully electric racing car from Volkswagen generating 500 kW (680 PS), which set a new record for electric vehicles at last year’s legendary Pikes Peak mountain race in Colorado, USA. The Volkswagen Motorsport team is currently preparing for a new challenge: breaking the lap record for electric vehicles at the challenging Nürburgring-Nordschleife race course.

Volkswagen GTI meet
Volkswagen GTI meet
Volkswagen GTI meet

The GTI Meet at Wörthersee Lake can reflect on a long history: it was back in 1982 when GTI fans met for the first time in the Austrian municipality of Reifnitz/Maria Wörth. Nowadays, the event not only attracts automotive aficionados to showcase their vehicles, it has become a genuine fair that is open to everyone. This year will mark the 38th edition of the 4-day GTI Meet. Visitors can find more information and dates on the website: https://woertherseetreffen.at/.