This is the Volkswagen Golf GTI Black Dynamic. However, it is not the usual boffins at Volkswagen that added parts to the already brilliant Golf GTI.
Nine Volkswagen apprentices from four professions got together for seven months to produce this custom car. The team is made out of four women and five men between the ages from 18 to 23.
With guidance from their trainers, the apprentices planned the entire design, created the respective project plans, selected appropriate parts from the Volkswagen’s catalog, negotiated with suppliers and performed their own work on the car. And since they created it, they got to name it.
The result: 360 PS Golf GTI. The apprentices have tuned the 2.0 litre TSI engine and gearbox management to churn an extra 150 PS over the 210 PS. The engine is mated to a six-speed DSG. The exhaust system has been supersized with a 76 mm diametre pipe.
The car rolls on Barracuda ET 41 8J19 wheels wrapped with 255/35 ZR19 tyres. Stopping power comes from a K-Sport brake system with 380 mm brake discs and eight pistons. Black Dynamic has also been lowered by another 35 mm compared to the production GTI.
Also added by the younglings is a nine-speaker 1,800 watt Focal Utopia Sound stereo system in the boot. It is covered by Plexiglas with black piano finish trim strips. An Alpine sound processer, located under the driver’s seat, manages the sound system.
Another special feature is the GTI lettering in the doors and hatch, which are handmade characters. Seats, steering, door trim and roof are covered in Alcantara.
The Golf GTI Black Dynamic was unveiled to 150,000 Volkswagen and custom car fans at the 31st GTI Festival at Wörthersee in Austria. The Wolfsburg-based company has always used these festivals to unveil special car projects.