Volkswagen’s US arm has unveiled a band of tuned vehicles, known as the enthusiast fleet, which will tour across the States during the northern summer and beyond.
Think of it as an American version of the annual Worthersee festival held in Austria. The vehicles are currently scheduled to appear at seven events across the country from May through to October.
Reportedly inspired by the Scirocco GT Black Edition, this modified Golf R is easily the most understated car in the fleet. It features a matte black roof wrap, black 19-inch Volkswagen Lugano alloy wheels, and lowered H&R Sport Springs that work with car’s dynamic chassis control system.
Based on the larger North American Passat, this show car rides on a height adjustable AccuAir suspension setup and 20-inch forged Vossen wheels. The body has a “stain ocean shimmer” wrap, while the boot has been kitted out with customised wood flooring and brightwork to highlight the air suspension system.
The Jetta GLI is the North America-only sedan version of the Golf GTI. For the enthusiast fleet, it’s been tricked up with 18-inch Neuspeed RSe52 wheels with BFGoodrich G-Force Rival tyres. The car rides of H&R Street Performance coilovers.
In the boot, Volkswagen has stashed all the equipment necessary to convert the vehicle from street to track use, including jack, stands, wrenches, sockets and wheels.
Thanks to its purple and orange war paint, this Golf GTI isn’t going to escape notice. Other changes include gold 20-inch forged alloy wheels from Vossen, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, a carrier box mounted atop the roof, and H&R Street Performance coilovers.
The paint job on this 1.8-litre turbocharged Golf is said to recall the bali green option available on the American first-generation Golf, known as the Rabbit. This modified Golf also features yellow tinted headlight covers, 19-inch BBS alloys with gold spokes, and a suspension setup that’s been lowered by over five centimetres.