The GTI Festival at Wörthersee in Austria is one of Volkswagen's favorite events as they reveal new projects to the fans on a yearly basis. This year, the German carmaker revealed the Volkswagen Golf GTI Black Dynamic 2012, a tuned version of the GTI, built with care and great attention to details.
In fact, unlike other models previously exhibited, the new GTI Black has been designed by a team of nine Volkswagen apprentices that worked for seven months in order to get the custom GTI to the finish line. Although the apprentices were supervised by their trainers, the project has been entirely designed by these young enthusiasts.
What they've created is a soulful Golf GTI that boasts a lot more power than the standard model, and by that I mean a lot more! On short, the Black Dynamic sports a tuned 2.0 liter TSI engine coupled with a modified six-speed DSG gearbox in order to deliver 355 horsepower, 147 more (and almost double) than what you'd get from a standard GTI.
Nevertheless, the modifications brought in by the team of apprentices are not limited to the engine and gearbox, the GTI Black Dynamic boasting a new 76 mm supersized exhaust system, a set of 19 inches Barracuda ET 41 8J19 wheels on 255/35 ZR19 tires, a front bumper taken straight from the European GTI Edition 35, K-Sport brake system featuring 380 mm disk brakes and eight pistons and a new suspension system that lowers the ride by 35 mm, all wrapped in a body painted with a special "Deep Black Metallic" color featuring honeycomb-pattern graphics on the doors.
On the interior the attention to details is predominant and shows the enthusiasm of the team behind the project. The seats, door trims, steering and roof lining are covered inAlcantara, and hand-painted "GTI" lettering is to be found on the door panels and hatch. Furthermore, a Focal Utopia Sound system that sends 1,800 W of power to nine speakers is to be found in the boot covered by Plexiglas, and an Alpine sound processer has been fitted under the driver's seat. Unfortunately, the only downside is that the boot is now almost useless due to the sound system, a feature that received a mixed bag of opinions, obviously.
The price and dates have not been revealed by Volkswagen, but we hope to see the Golf GTI Black Dynamic 2012 on the streets soon.