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GTI fans, say hello to the Heartbeat


We are Volkswagen Golf GTI enthusiasts, locally; we buy almost as many GTIs as we do regular Golf models.

So allow us to present you with what twelve trainees from Volkswagen and Sitech Sitztechnik have come up with. This is the 295kW Golf GTI Heartbeat, which made its debut in Austria at the international meeting of GTI fans.

The car was made from a standard Golf GTI Performance Pack and took just nine months. The ideas for the vehicle were developed by apprentices aged between 20 and 26 years old, training in five different vocations. Judging by the picture, there are many GTIs locally that would certainly give this a run for its money in the looks and performance department.

Tuned exterior

The model is a two-door, something we haven’t received locally and is finished in reflex silver metallic with the roof and front-end covered in a contrasting dark grey foil. GTI honeycombs in bright tornado red with contrasting dark and light grey provide further design accents on the bonnet, the closed roof and on the wings, marking the transition from dark to light.  The car also gets a high-gloss body kit and 20-inch BBS aluminium rims.

Interior enhancements

Inside you’ll find bucket seats from the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S, which feature a  "40" emblem on the headrest and honeycomb perforations with a red background on the back rests and door inserts, to celebrate 40 years of the Golf GTI.

There are also heartbeat symbols on the strips above the door trims and the trim strip below the glove compartment. Instead of rear seats and luggage space, the rear end of the car features a high-end sound system with 1 360 watts from seven speakers and a special HiFi system with LED lighting and engraved glass covers.

"During the creation of their dream GTI, our apprentices learn about the complexity of automobile production," says Peter Christ, head of Automotive Technology Training in Wolfsburg. "We select especially talented young people and give them an opportunity at an early stage to learn from experienced colleagues from the entire company - for example from the design departments, the Multi Media Centre, the pilot hall and the paint shop," he explained.

Send us a pic of your GTI

We would love to see what you’ve done to your performance VW. So, do share your pictures with us either on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or via e-mail.

Image source: NetCarShow


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