Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine: A 395 HP Surprise Created By Company Trainees
|   Thursday, June 04, 2015
Well, it seems that Volkswagen trainees have created the fastest Golf with front-wheel drive. Another successful creation made by Volkswagen at the GTI tuning Festival from Wörthersee is a Golf GTI special, called Dark Shine and built by a group of 13 trainees of the German company. Officials say the youth built the most powerful front-wheel drive Golf in the history of this compact vehicle.

The above statement can be made thanks to the four-cylinder turbo 2.
-liter engine that produces 395 horsepower and a torque of 487 Nm, available from 4,700 rpm. Those resources are transmitted to the front wheels through a 6-speed DSG double clutch box.

The new hot hatch received a recalibrated ECU, another intercooler, sports exhaust system made of stainless steel whose tailpipes have been enlarged compared to standard and the air filter housing is made of carbon fiber.

The defining element for the model's exterior is the two color paint job. We are talking about half a car painted in Daytona Grey Metallic with the rear of the vehicle and some interior and exterior accents being painted in special R-pearl yellow. The specific brilliance of this pearlescent paint customized by Volkswagen apprentices gave the name of the model.

Inside, Recaro seats have been fitted, dressed in leather and the usual upholstery was replaced with Alcantara and special leather, made in the style of the carbon fiber.
The Dark Shine Golf GTI's cabin is leather wrapped in Alcantara and continues the theme two-color theme. Whether we are talking about the shell-shaped back seats, the stitching on the steering wheel and even clocks signs, they strictly comply with the combination of colors on the outside.

As we are talking about a modified vehicle by a group of young people the model is not missing on the audio: a high-end audio system, totaling 3,500 watts that has eight speakers and three subwoofers. The 13 trainees involved in the project worked on the Golf for 9 months, having available a series Golf GTI fitted with the Performance package. The ages of the young people involved in the project are between 17 and 25 years old.

Among the Golf GT extraordinary exhibits presented at Wörthersee 2015 we can also notice the GTI Clubsport concept, equipped with a 265 horsepower unit and expected reach series model in 2016, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Golf GTI first appearance. But the most fantastic concept, bears the name GTE Sport, is powered by three engines and looks stunning.

"By working on the Wörthersee GTI project, our apprentices learn about the complexity of automobile production. The project offers especially talented young people an opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues from the entire company at an early stage" said Dr. Stefan Kreher, Head of Volkswagen Vocational Training.

During the creation process of this special GTI, the young team of specialists worked closely with experts from a wide variety of different areas, proving that experience is as much needed as vision and innovation.
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