VW Kicks Off Wörthersee Event With Two Apprentice-Made Concepts

Volkswagen has unveiled two new Golf concepts which were created by apprentices for Wörthersee.

The first model is called the Golf GTI Next Level and it features a two-tone exterior with “contrasting foils” in an arrow-shaped pattern. The hatchback has also been equipped with a Volkswagen Accessories body kit, a Bilstein coilover suspension and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels from an Audi R8.

The unique styling continues in the cabin as the Wolfsburg team installed two-tone seats with black nappa leather and ice grey Alcantara upholstery. Drivers will also find a two-tone steering wheel, red contrast stitching and special trim.

The rear of the Golf is completely unique as the apprentices removed the rear seats and installed a premium audio system which features 3D printed enclosures. Besides the 2,480 watt audio system, the team added a retractable monitor which can be used to play video games.

Power is provided by a 2.0-liter petrol engine which has been equipped with forged pistons and an upgraded turbocharger. The model also has a new stainless steel sports exhaust system and a larger intercooler. Thanks to these modifications, the Golf GTI Next Level develops 411 PS (302 kW / 405 hp) and 511 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque.

The second model is the Golf Variant TGI GMOTION which was created by the Saxony team that consists of apprentices from the Chemnitz, Dresden and Zwickau plants.

Featuring an assortment of matte and gloss colors, the GMOTION has an Alltrack exterior with a powerdome hood and 20-inch wheels. The model has also been equipped with a Thule roof box, a coilover suspension, upgraded brakes and a custom exhaust.

Volkswagen didn’t release many interior photos but the company says the car has sport seats, red contrast stitching and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. Other special touches include “animated” ambient lighting and a trunk-mounted folding seat which allows people to sit at a custom-made table.

A 1.5-liter engine resides under the hood and it produces 131 PS (96 kW / 129 hp). The engine is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

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  • TheHake

    Gone are the days of W12 Golfs at Worhersee… 🙁

    • R55

      There is that TCR concept coming. But I agree with you, nothing compares to that W12.

      • TheHake

        Yep but even that TCR isn’t THAT exciting. We need an OVER THE TOP car from VW.

        • MJ Coffey

          Why over the top? We need something they can produce for us enthusiasts so we can legally drive it on the roads. Sadly, the R400 didn’t happen, just like the mythical Golf MK5 RSi before. Hopefully, the next R will become more aggressive – At least that’s what VW has been talking about a couple days ago.

          • TheHake

            Because it’s a showcase. It should show what is possible!

  • Blue Gum

    I understand that they wanted different concepts so had to differentiate from each other, but that 1.5L is pitiful.

  • Puddingpopper

    and I thought my 4 pots would be big enough : (

    • Puddingpopper

      Seriously where do i get brakes this big… r8 and chiron are even smaller than these

  • charlie bear

    Regardless of what is under the hood, it looks awesome with exterior styling Especially the hatch one,

  • europeon

    Oh, that time of the year Wörthersee Police has been preparing for, has arrived.

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