Volkswagen presents two tuned Golfs for the 2019 SOWO
Volkswagen of America announced a fleed of seven tuned cars for the 2019 SOWO: The European Experience which took place on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia (18-19 May). Among the concept cars there were two hot hatches – the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept and the Golf R Spektrum Concept – with visual and mechanical improvements.
First, the Golf GTI Rabbit Confetti Concept which features a unique wrap decorated with colourful rabbits in a confetti-like pattern. It also comes with 19″ Rotiform RSE rims fitted with Rotiform Aerodisk wheel covers on the front wheels, which also feature white rabbit and turbo graphics.
For added practicality, there is a Thule Canyon XT Cargo Basket on the roof, mounted on base carrier bars by VW Accessories. Suspension is upgraded with H&R VTF adjustable lowering springs while Volkswagen didn’t change anything under the bonnet, where we should find the usual 2.0 liter TSI engine.
The second car is a Golf R Spektrum Concept which showcases the 40 custom-order colors available for the VW Golf VII (facelift) of 2019.
The bright colour shade is called Ginster Yellow and is compimented by dark 20″ Vossen Hybrid FForged HF-1 rims, tinted windows and black rocker panel accents. Like the other concept car, the Spektrum comes equipped with H&R VTF adjustable lowering springs. Under the bonnet we find the 2.0 liter TSI engine producing 310 hp (228 kw) of power and up to 400 Nm of torque, sending power to all four wheels through the 7 speed DSG dual clutch transmission.
Fans of Volkswagen in the USA will be able to check out the tuned models at the following events:
- SOWO: The European Experience | Savannah, GA | May 18-19
- ARX Round #2-3 | Madison, IL | July 13-14
- Waterfest | Atco, NJ | July 21-22
- Wolfsgart | Essex Junction, VT | Aug. 4-5
- VAG Fair | York, PA | Aug. 4-5
- SoCal Big Euro | San Diego, CA | Sept. 1
- Pacific Waterland | Woodburn, OR | Sept. 9
- ARX Round #5 | Austin, TX | Sep. 28