In honor of Austria, the country that hosts the annual Wörthersee event for VW fans, the German company has made a special Golf GTI Cabrio. Sporting a two-tone white and red paint job, the national colors of Austria, this GTI is based on the Mk6 model and was built by VW’s top apprentices.
Thirteen apprentices from four professions – automotive mechatronics technicians, vehicle interior fitters, technical model makers and paint technicians – built this car over a period of one year, but the end result is pretty impressive. They redesigned a standard Golf GTI Cabriolet to their own specification, and judging by the engine they put in it, they knew what they were doing.
It’s a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine developing 333 horsepower – 100 more than the standard Mk7 GTI – which given the open-top nature of the car should make for good driving fun.
Visually, the car features Oryx White with Flash Red stripes, sports grille, red mirrors and brake calipers, and new larger wheels. Inside it gets black-red-white Recaro sports seats with red ‘Austria’ embroidering and red and white decorative trim, and white GTI lettering on the doors. This special GTI also gets a sound system with 11 loud speakers with 2,250 watt output.