VW Golf GTI Aurora and Golf Estate FighteR showcased at 2019 Wörthersee
Volkswagen launched two prototypes of tuned Golfs built by their apprentices at the 38th GTI gathering in Wörthersee, the Golf GTI Aurora from Wolfsburg and the Golf Estate FighteR from Zwickau.
Starting with the VW Golf GTI Aurora, it is fitted with a 2.0 TSI engine producing 279 kW / 380 hp, which is trasferred to the front wheels through a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Visually, the GTI Aurora is distinguished by the graphics combining Nardo Gray, Deep Black Pearl Effect and Mint Green. The agressive bodykit includes a large front splitter, side sills, multi-spoke wheels, a rear diffuser and a huge rear wing.
Inside the cabin we find two seats, a roll cage, a 3,500 watt sound system, a multimedia tailigate with a device projecting holograms and many additional displays showing engine and vehicle data.
According to Volkswagen, their apprentices at Wolfsburg started by desiging everything in CAD before applying the changes to the vehicle.
“By taking part in the Golf GTI Wörthersee project, our apprentices gain wide-ranging and indeed interdisciplinary technical experience for their later careers,” says Christoph Görtz. “The integration of complex digital applications in the vehicle is of utmost importance, as are keeping to a schedule and maintaining quality standards, coordinating with the specialists involved, presenting their results and finding creative solutions to technical challenges.”
The second premiere at 2019 Wörthersee is the VW Golf Estate R 4MOTION FighteR from Zwickau which will be used as a safety car in various events. Under the bonnet there is a tuned 2.0 TSI engine producing 295 kW / 400 hp of power, transferred to all four wheels via a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Visually, the unique bodykit includes wider front and rear fenders, adding +30mm on each side, a rooftop light system, front strobe lights in the grill and a unique paint job combining Crystal Silver, Nardo Gray, Misano Red for the graphics and Piano Black for the details.
Inside we find leather and Alcantara upholstery adorned by red stitching, bucket seats and a custom-built sound system. Apprentices also installed a 360° camera on the roof of the car, which is able to broadcast video live through VR glasses.