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VW Apprentices Unveil Golf 'Dark Shine' Hatch, Wagon Biturbo Concepts Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | May, 15 2015 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen’s apprentice team has unveiled two Golf-based concepts for the 2015 Woerthersee Treffen event in Austria.

The first is the Golf GTI Dark Shine; so called because of its two-tone paint finish than combines Daytona Grey Metallic (dark) at the front with a new yellow shade at the rear (shine).

Yellow racing strips continue the theme, stretching along the bonnet and roof, as does the dark grey alloy wheels and yellow brake calliper package.

Inside, the Dark Shine gets Recaro seats in - you guessed it - grey and yellow trim, along with a grey dash, steering wheel and instrument cluster with yellow highlights.

There’s also an eight-speaker sound system with three subwoofers that makes for a 3500 Watt output.

Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 2.0 litre TSI petrol engine with a stainless-steel exhaust producing 291kW and 487Nm, matched with a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Also on show in Woerthersee is the apprentice team’s other effort - the Golf Variant Biturbo Edition.

While the Dark Shine was a hatch focussed somewhat on appearance, the Variant is a wagon with a more understated blue-with-silver finish and a diesel engine.

But the diesel is no slouch, as it’s the 177kW/500Nm biturbo unit from the Volkswagen Passat Variant 4Motion.

The apprentice team has also gone for 4Motion all-wheel-drive on its Golf concept, matched again with a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

While no performance figures have been revealed (possibly because the Golf Variant Biturbo is yet to be tested), the concept is every chance of stealing the performance diesel crown from Volkswagen’s Golf GTD Variant.

Other concepts on show in Woerthersee include the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo and Skoda’s FUNstar Fabia pickup - which was also built by a team of apprentices.

Check out the Dark Shine and the Variant Biturbo Edition in the galleries below.

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