After a number of teasers were released, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Dark Shine has been made official at the ongoing Worthersee Meeting 2015. The car was created by a handful of Volkswagen apprentices and features a host of mechanical modifications over the standard GTI as well as a selection of visual tweaks.
For starters, the apprentices have managed to extract a total of 390 hp and 359 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm from the hot hatch’s 2.0-litre TFSI four-cylinder engine. Specific details about how these figures have been achieved haven’t been released but it has been confirmed that the Golf GTI Dark Shine features a custom stainless steel exhaust system alongside a carbon fibre air box and beefed up tailpipes. Mated to the modified engine is a DSG dual-clutch transmission.
Stylistically, the Golf GTI Dark Shine features a two-tone exterior colour scheme. The front is finished in Daytona Grey Metallic while the rear is then finished in R-yellow pearl. A bold theme is also featured in the paint with aggressive lines and sharp edges for the yellow painted areas. Elsewhere, the car is rolling on a set of gloss black wheels and features enlarged brake calipers also painted in yellow.
Inside, the apprentices fitted titanium black Alcantara throughout while black carbon leather also adorns the seats and backrests. Bright yellow contrast stitching and piping is also apparent while the steering wheel has also been wrapped in Alcantara. A custom audio system has also been installed with it incorporating 8 speakers and 3 subwoofers making for a total of 3500 watts.
It took the apprentices nine months to create the car with the team including four women and nine men aged between 17 and 25 years old.