Volkswagen Arteon Large Sur makes us resentful

The Volkswagen Arteon is a good-looking coupé-esque five-door, however in all probability now not the primary automobile that involves thoughts while you call to mind tuner-friendly Volkswagens. Wolfsburg’s American department desires to switch that by means of taking part with FMS Car and Rotiform to create this reasonably fetching Large Sur thought.

Named after the central Californian sea coast, this imply inexperienced device is supposed to convey the general public’s consideration to the Arteon in the US, the place the auto isn’t precisely flying off the shelf. The makeover begins with this strikingly verdant color scheme, which is in fact a customized vinyl wrap impressed by means of a Golfing R that Rotiform confirmed on the 2019 SEMA Display.

Particularly, the wrap covers each and every inch of the Arteon – together with the inner door jambs and aspect frame items – in order that the color trade continues to be visual while you open the door. “I’m in point of fact pleased with the quantity of element and a spotlight we put into it,” mentioned FMS’ Gil Placensia, who helped design the auto. “We took the entire doorways off the automobile – the hatch, the hood [bonnet] – and spent a just right 50 to 60 hours to verify it was once all easiest. Taking a look at a distance, it seems love it’s a paint activity.”

The Large Sur additionally will get a customized entrance splitter, aspect skirts and rear spoiler, in keeping with the Decrease Valence bodykit for the pre-facelift Arteon from Eastern tuner Voomeran. The coilover suspension additionally allows the auto to take a seat some 38 mm decrease on its 20-inch gloss black Rotiform TUF-R solid monoblock wheels, shod with 245/45R20 Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tyres.

Beneath a majority of these upgrades is a facelifted Arteon in range-topping SEL Top class R-Line trim, powered by means of the usual 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 268 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Not like in different markets, the US-spec automobile makes use of now not a DSG dual-clutch transmission however an eight-speed computerized.