This year’s Worthersee Festival may be the loudest one yet. Among the many GTIs featured at the event is the GTI Black Dynamic, which boasts an 1800-watt sound system packed in the trunk.
VW says Nine apprentices between the ages of 18 and 23, dubbed mechatronics technicians, performed the modifications. The technicians massaged the engine and gearbox management system to churn out the extra bump in power, which is 148 horsepower more than stock. Other mechanical upgrades include an oversized exhaust setup, a sport suspension (1.38 inches lower than stock), and an eight-piston brake system with red calipers.
As the GTI Black's name implies, the exterior is finished in metallic black paint, with flat anthracite film trim, while the interior is finished with a two-tone, black and red color scheme. Technicians also added black Alcantara roof lining and stamped GTI lettering on the doors. Not only did the future techs tinker under the hood, but they also added some punch in the cargo area. There, a sound system sits beneath see-through plexiglass and produces an eardrum shattering 1800-watts of power.
“For our team, the GTI Black Dynamic is the high point of our training,” said future mechatronics technician Martin Schmidt. “The amount that we have learned is incredible, and we have developed our own ideas and implemented them in ‘our’ car. Where else do you get an opportunity like that?”
In sharp contrast to the GTI Black Dynamic is the GTI ConceptWhite. This concept car sports Oryx White matte paint, while the interior features black Nappa leather seats with red contrast stitching.
Also making an appearance is the GTI Cabriolet, which appeared at last year’s festival in concept form. The GTI drop-top officially debuted at this year’s Geneva motor show and Volkswagen still hasn’t committed to any U.S. plans. Finally, Volkswagen also showed off the Polo R WRC street and race-ready variants. The latter produces almost 300 hp, accelerates from 0-62 mph in a claimed 4.1 seconds, and is a prototype for the FIA World Rally Championship.