Volkswagen Unveils Enthusiast Fleet Going on Tour This Summer [News]

VW enthusiast fleet

Volkswagen announced its latest five-car enthusiast fleet that will be traveling around the country this summer.

Each model is a special show car based on current VW models. The company created the cars with a focus on performance, but also with a nod to VW heritage. Three Golfs, a Jetta and a Passat comprise the fleet.

The first show car is a special Golf 1.8T painted in Bali Green, made famous by the first-generation Golf, known in the U.S. as the Rabbit. The car has been modded for handling performance with 19-inch BBS wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and a two-inch drop thanks to H&R Street Performance coilovers.

The second car is a Jetta GLI decked out in racetrack trim. The H&R coilovers make another appearance, this time suspending a set of 18-inch Neuspeed wheels and BFGoodrich g-Force tires. The GLI also has all the tools needed to convert the car from street to track.

The third car, a Passat, is all about the suspension. It rides on an air suspension, an AccuAir E-Level TouchPad system installed by Boden Autohaus in Costa Mesa, CA. The 20-inch Vossen wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport tires add to the performance of the car, while a custom wood floor in the truck adds some bling.

The last two show cars are both performance-oriented machines based on a Golf GTI and Golf R. The GTI is finished in a purple and gold paint scheme that matches the gold, 20-inch Vossen wheels. H&R coilovers and Michelin Pilots make another appearance, too.

The R was inspired by the UK-market Scirocco GT Black Edition. Its bright white paint is offset by a matte black roof rack which matches the 19-inch black aluminum Lugano wheels. Special H&R Sport Springs were specifically engineered to work with the R’s dynamic chassis control.

The fleet will be making stops around the country at the following events:

  • The European Experience: Savannah, GA—5/14-15
  • Waterwerks at the Park: Tacoma, WA—6/26
  • Waterfest: Englishtown, NJ—7/16-17
  • Wolfsgart: Burlington, VT—8/5-7
  • Fastivus: Fontana, CA—8/13-14
  • H2O International: Ocean City, MD—10/1-2
  • NOLA Speed and Style: Westwego, LA—10/8-9

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Check out this TFLcar Hot or Not video of the 2016 VW Golf GTI taking on a tuned Mk. 6 GTI: