Wörthersee is the world’s biggest gathering of GTI fans in which all Volkswagen subsidiaries turn up with special concepts to pay homage to their parent company. Skoda couldn’t be bothered about this, so they gave the job of preparing the car to some of their apprentices. This is what they’ve come up with.
And they’ve pretty much nailed it. The Skoda CitiJet Convertible is a design study based on the Citigo micro car which, as the name suggests, has been turned into a sports roadsters. It features a striking metallic finish in blue and white and blue-finish 16-inch alloy wheels, plus a handmade rear spoiler, presumably to provide some stability now that the roof is gone.
The apprentices have modified the interior as well, with red-hemmed, leather 3-spoke steering wheel, as well as the leather-covered handbrake and gearstick, ‘Sports’ fabric seats and red instruments. Being built by a bunch of teenagers, it was a given the car got a kicking audio system with 300 watts. The 1.0 liter 75 horsepower three-cylinder engine remains unchanged.
Unfortunately, we will never see the Skoda CitiJet Convertible on the roads as it is basically a student project. But the good news is that some of the guys who built this car will end up working for Skoda and try their cool ideas on production cars.
You will get to see the CitiJet at Wörthersee meet from 28 to 31 May.