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Volkswagen Passat news - Passat gets gold meddle - 2008

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We like the swept-back looks of VW’s
CLS-rivalling Passat CC, but at no point have we thought it’d look good in an
odd metallic goldie green colour.

Clearly, though, some people have, judging
by this ‘Gold Coast’ special edition CC. And, just like the golden Roller
we revealed last week, this isn’t the product of a bored tuning company. It’s
straight from the manufacturer. Volkswagen of America, to be precise.

While the colour might not be quite to our
tastes - what about a nice matt black? - the bodykit definitely is.

The classy CC seems like the last car to
grab the attention of the Max Power-ers, but those stonking 19-inch alloys and
the muscular creases make it the best-looking Passat we’ve ever seen.

Under the bonnet you’ll find, naturally,
the CC’s biggest engine. It’s the 3.6-litre TFSI V6 petrol, pushing out 276bhp
and a handy 265lb ft of torque. Nice.

Will you be able to buy it? Well, the Gold
Coast’s unveil at Pebble Beach seems to hint that our friends across the pond
will, but there’s no word on any UK availability.

We’re keeping
our fingers crossed none-the-less. Only in a better colour.

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