Yearly, Volkswagen presents a brand new prototype for the fanatics of the model in the Lake Wörthersee Festival in Austria. And whereas this yr’s occasion was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (as in 2020), the virus has not prevented the German firm from exhibiting its regulatory mannequin. Is he Volkswagen Golf GTE Skylight Wörthersee IdeaRegardless of being similar to final yr’s Golf GTE HyRace, this Golf has a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
At the Wörthersee Festival, folks like sooner and extra aggressive automobiles, so it stands to purpose that Volkswagen is especially centered when creating its prototypes, and this time it’s no completely different. In actual fact, this automobile was constructed particularly for the rally, won’t ever make it to the manufacturing line. That is the thirteenth time that the apprentices of the firm put a Golf as the most exponent of the occasion and, of course, with the occasions, it couldn’t be apart from the most sporty and “eco” of the vary, the Golf GTE.
The nickname “Skylight” (“skylight”), has been given by his inspiration in the gentle of the sky and electromobility. The apprentice painters utilized traces in Lapiz Blue and Catalina Blue to the white physique. Colours will also be discovered on the exterior of numerous trims, the illuminated door handles, on the GTE emblem, and on the accents of the 20-inch wheels. Additionally, each the rear wing, bigger than the normal one, and the facet steps, had been borrowed from the Golf R to realize that extra placing aesthetic.
However the Volkswagen apprentices additionally broached the topic on the inside. The significantly placing gentle tubes above the seats reproduce the exterior design, as do the ornamental moldings, the seat covers and the particulars on the steering wheel. One other aspect that pulls consideration comes once you step on the accelerator. A hologram has been put in in the heart console that reveals the initials “GTE” very massive, a attribute that comes instantly from the division of Volkswagen Group Elements and adjustments in accordance with acceleration.
Like the normal Golf GTE, the related mechanics are comprised of a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline (TSI) engine related to an electrical one which collectively ship a complete of 245 hp and 400 Nm. After all, to draw consideration in the assembly, you additionally want the proper sound. The exhaust system has been tailored. It’s made of stainless-steel and has been made with a 3D printer, taking on the conventional honeycomb design of the GTI household. Additionally, in case you’re going electrical, however need to maintain turning heads, there’s a 3,110 W acoustic help in the trunk.
One other factor one can find in the trunk is a zero-emission skateboard for the previous couple of meters journeys, baptized as “Mellow-Board”. As such, there have been 16 apprentices who labored on the challenge. As custom suggests, three of them additionally participated in final yr’s hatched prototype, bringing their expertise to the staff. And for individuals who need to see the Volkswagen Golf GTE Skylight Wörthersee Idea extra carefully, say that can be on show in the firm’s Autostadt manufacturing unit, in Wolfsburg.