The 39th Wörthersee GTI meeting was purported to happen in May 2020, however the coronavirus pandemic led to its cancellation.
Obviously, Volkswagen had a number of customized initiatives in retailer for the occasion and as we speak we get to see one in all them. It’s known as the Golf GTE HyRacer and it has simply made a delayed debut on the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.
Based on the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, the HyRACER present automobile was constructed by trainees from Volkswagen Group Retail Germany over a number of months in 5 conversion phases. If if wasn’t very clear already, the “Hy” stands for hybrid whereas “Racer” is a reference to the sporty genes of the present automobile.
The custom Golf GTE project is a premiere for Volkswagen Group Retail Germany, because the 13 trainees have been chosen from completely different automobile dealerships throughout Germany. They have been solely in a position to work collectively on the automobile for a restricted time period, which made the undertaking much more difficult.
So what did the trainees do the inventory VW Golf GTE? For starters, they fitted a person physique equipment consisting of a deeper entrance apron, entrance splitter, fender add-ons that add 80 mm (3.15 in) to the automobile’s width, a rear apron with diffuser, roof spoiler with built-in brake mild from the Arteon, and a central double tailpipe. The automobile was additionally outfitted with an adjustable sports activities suspension that lowers the Golf GTE by 40 mm (1.57 in).
The black powder-coated 19-inch alloys have been specifically designed by the trainees and shod with 265-mm (10.4-in) huge tires and 380-mm (14.9-in) brake discs on the entrance.
Inside, the trainees added Alcantara on the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel with blue 12 o’clock marking and heart console. The sports activities seats with built-in headrests characteristic embossed ‘GTE HyRACER’ lettering in blue which matches the blue ornamental stitching discovered elsewhere. The cabin additionally comes with a trainee brand designed particularly for this undertaking by the trainees. And, on condition that younger folks designed and constructed the Golf GTE HyRACER, you gained’t be stunned to study the trunk homes two electric scooters that may be charged there.
As for the powertrain, the Golf GTE HyRACER was barely dialed as much as ship 250 PS (247 HP / 185 kW), up from the inventory automobile’s 204 PS (201 HP / 150 kW). A metallic plate positioned below the bonnet options the names of all 13 trainees that labored on the undertaking.