213kW Race-inspired Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR teased in sketches
The race-inspired Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been teased in sketches ahead of next week’s GTI meeting at Worthersee where it will be officially unveiled.
GOLF GTI FANS will get to see the race-inspired Golf GTI TCR in the metal when the covers are ripped off it at next week’s GTI meeting at Worthersee in Germany. The festivus of all things GTI attracts thousands of fans each year and usually sees VW show-off something tasty.
This year, VW has teased the Golf GTI TCR which it’s knocking up to celebrate the fact it’s the two-time winner of the international TCR race series.
Running the same engine as the Golf GTI, the GTI TCR offers 213kW and 370Nm of torque running through a seven-speed DSG and the front-wheels only. With the limited removed the top speed rises from 250 to 264km/h making this the fastest Golf GTI you can licence for public roads.
The GTI TCR will be revealed in full next week and, like the Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 from 2016, the GTI TCR will make it to production and end up sitting just beneath the Golf R. It’s expected to go on-sale later this year.