Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR teased before Worthersee

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR teased before Worthersee

Volkswagen will be wowing a crowd of over 125,000 enthusiasts this week as they pour in to the small Austrian town of Worthersee for its annual Golf GTI meet.

The Golf GTI TCR Racing Car was revealed in 2016 and only 20 were built.

That means the Golf GTI TCR will be a road-going version of the racing GTI, which itself is based on a road auto. It's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car's top speed is electronically limited at around 250 kilometers per hour, but for a fee the client can remove the simulator, and then the maximum speed of the auto is 264 kilometers per hour.

As a tribute to fans, the 290bhp GTI will be unveiled at Worthersee. The special edition is the road version of the two-time overall victor of the global TCR race series: the Golf GTI TCR of the same name.

Compared to other front-wheel drive hot hatches that's more than the i30 N's 202kW/352Nm (with temporary 378kW overboost) and the standard GTI's 169kW/350Nm, but down on the Honda Civic Type R's leading 229kW/400Nm. The power of the motor Golf GTI Clubsport's made 310 horsepower, so the Golf GTI TCR in this regard, the record capacity cannot boast.

Beyond the mechanical changes, the TCR appears to sit on bigger wheels than standard, with a lower ride height and more aggressive bodykit.

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