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VW apprentices to spice up Amarok

Built tough: The team of VW apprentices have less than one week to produce a go-fast Amarok that can outpace a Golf GTI.

Australian apprentices to build Golf GTI-beating Volkswagen Amarok ute

Volkswagen logo26 Sep 2017

By TIM NICHOLSON

- Volkswagen Australia has charged its top-tier apprentices with building a one-off performance-honed version of its V6 turbo-diesel Amarok in an effort to beat the lap time of the Golf GTI hot hatch around Sydney’s Eastern Creek raceway.

- Three “high-performing” apprentices chosen from the national dealer network and the company’s own class of workshop apprentices were asked to assemble at the car-maker’s Sydney headquarters this week, but were unaware that the performance vehicle they were tasked with building was a track-going version of the Amarok pick-up.

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