Johannesburg - Regarded as the holy grail of hot hatch festivals, Wörthersee is where the world’s wickedest GTIs meet each year and this year will see a unique blue-and-white South African creation strut its stuff as part of a three-continent tour.
The project is the brainchild of American automotive enthusiast Jamie Orr, who shipped a 225kW Passat 3.6-litre VR6 engine in from North America before finding a suitable donor car in the form of a 1991 blue and white Citi Golf.
His team then installed the imported engine along with a gearbox from a Golf 4 VR5, a limited slip differential and lightweight billet flywheel and clutch set-up.
The Citi Golf was also treated to a respray as well as an updated cabin with GTi Mk7 inspired seat fabric and upgraded brakes and steering components.
Following the build, which took about a week, Jamie took the Citi Golf to its first car show, the VDub Camp Fest in Bela Bela, before heading to the Uitenhage factory for a visit to the AutoPavilion museum.