2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat Engine

Volkswagen celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the Golf GTI with a special for the W├Ârthersee gathering: the model, called GTI Heartbeat, was developed by twelve apprentices of Housing and Sitech Sitztechnik, and adopts a 400 hp variant of the 2.0 turbo series. Recognizable by the livery that plays a grid pattern honeycomb, the GTI Heartbeat also adopts an audio system with seven outputs 1,360 W of power.

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The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat

The “one-off” based on the GTI Performance, was carried out in nine months by a team of young, aged between 20 and 26 years. Another salient aesthetic feature, in addition to the livery (with reflex silver metallic that contrasts with the matt dark gray foil and details in tornado red), are the BBS wheels 20 “and the specific bodystyling. Inside, the sports seats appearing the new GTI S Clubsport with specific coatings, while the rear bench seat has been replaced from the audio system, complete with LED and glass parts engraved.

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat engine

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Golf R Variant Performance 35

Beside the GTI Heartbeat, a second team of trainees has developed another unique specimen, the Golf R Variant Performance 35. Created by the factory guys VW Zwickau, the wagon adopts a powerstep 350 hp four cylinder turbo and bears the name of the thirty-fifth edition of the Austrian rally.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Two-tone inside and out

The special variant is characterized in turn by a two-tone tint (quartzite / tornado red) applied by hand, by a hood with two air intakes, and from interior that reflect the color scheme of the bodywork. Do not miss the sky “starry”, obtained by inserting the LED panel. Inevitable the audio system, which here has twelve outputs and a power of 2,500 W, as well as the retractable loading surface electrically.

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Heartbeat interior

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