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Click above for high-res gallery of the VW CC Gold Coast concept

It made its debut over the summer at Pebble Beach. It showed up again in November at SEMA. And finally, we have a set of our own live shots of the CC Gold Coast concept because Volkswagen sent the swanky 4-door to Chi-town.

The Gold Coast is doused in a rich-looking brown finish dubbed "Pepe Pepper" by DuPont, and it adopts a squat, muscular stance riding on a set of KW coilovers. 19-inch wheels fill out the wells nicely, and a full ground effects kit brings the look even closer to the ground. Veedub's 280-horsepower 3.6 FSI V6 sits underhood, mated to a six-speed DSG. Stopping power on this looker is further enhanced with a set of the Audi R8's ceramic discs in front.

While the CC Gold Coast is technically a concept, VW's making sure it gets in front of as many eyes as possible. Hence, we wouldn't be surprised to see the "concept" moniker eventually turn into "special edition" – minus those supercar stoppers.

Photos copyright Frank Filipponio/ Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This impresses me much more than the Passat. Who will buy the Passat if it is at a higher price point than this with fewer features? VW really hit a home run with the CC.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't the Passat name dropped and the car is called just the Volkswagen CC
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW I may trade the e46 for this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Such a purty car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        what is this thing the VW cls?????
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car is bee-yoo-tee-ful!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks beautiful.

      • 6 Years Ago
      So hot. I hope they release these wheels (or someone makes reps), I'd love to see them on an Audi.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gorgeous, can't wait to see it on Sunday...I too have been quite impressed with VAG's recent designs, although I just bout a mk5 GTI in July, I like the mk5 better than the new mk6...
      The mouth on this CC almost looks Lamborghini "esque"
      • 6 Years Ago
      An absolute stunner! Now, it all boils down to performance. My wish is for a version with 4motion and six-speed manual transmission.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks really good, smoke those rear tailights and start selling it VW!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks even sweeter in person. nice ride
      • 6 Years Ago
      i really like the front end treatment on this car, wow!
      im still not sold on the rear, even with that spoiler...tho it does help
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