10 May 2018

Apprentices produce special GTI for Wörthersee

A unique 411hp Golf GTI was presented yesterday at the annual Lake Wörthersee gathering in Germany of GTI enthusiasts, writes Brian Byrne.

It was developed by a group of apprentices at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg.

The Golf GTI Next Level, powered by a 2.0 petrol engine, was designed using digital technologies. This included designing the side trims and the mounts for loudspeakers and subwoofers. Engineered using CAD, the components were then fabricated with 3-D printing.

Another group of apprentices produced a Golf Estate Gmotion with a 131hp compressed natural gas engine and all wheel drive.

Tens of thousands of fans come to Wörthersee each year to show their own GTIs and see others, many of them modified.