Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Volkswagen celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Golf GTI with the presentation of the new Golf GTI TCR.
Developed jointly by Seat and Volkswagen Motorsport, the model is a racing car designed to compete in the International Series TCR. Given its purpose, the model has been equipped with a wide body kit and aerodynamics that includes new front bumper, vented hood, and wheel arches. The body kit also includes revised side skirts and a sports rear bumper.
Since the car was designed for competition, it has been equipped with a series of aerodynamic style settings, including a front splitter and a rear spoiler carbon fiber. The VM new Golf GTI TCR is mounted on wheels racing 18-inch Michelin tires. Volkswagen also added a roll cage and racing seat with head protectors.
Power is provided by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo that produces 330 horsepower and is connected to a sequential six-speed transmission featuring shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. This allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in approximately 5.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 230 km / h.
In addition to the improved engine, engineers installed an adjustable suspension, a revised steering system, and a system of high-performance brake discs measuring 360 mm in front and 310 mm at the rear. In a statement, Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito said: “The Golf GTI TCR allows racing teams participating in motor sports for a reasonable price with a Volkswagen. We are providing them a car that is perfectly suited and prepared for this purpose: the Golf has not only made an excellent impression on tests, but also showed their potential in the competition. ”
Volkswagen Golf GTI will only build twenty TCR this year and all models are already reserved.