Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR: a GTI competition with 330 hp

In addition to the Golf GTI Clubsport, the German company celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Golf GTI with the launch of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, a racing version designed to compete in the International Series Touring Racer (TCR). They manufactured 20 copies this year and all of them are already reserved.

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40 years are not met every day, that I know very wellVolkswagen, which continues to make tributes tocelebrate the first four decades of the launch of one of itsmost iconic vehicles, the Golf GTI. First they launched aspecial edition commemorative radical features,Golf GTIClubsport. Now they go one step further with the introduction ofnew Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, a racing versiondesigned to compete in the International Touring RacerSeries (TCR).

If he TCR new Golf GTI that appears in the image gallery yousounds familiar, that's because I know the Volkswagen GolfSport that the German automaker introduced last summer,a vehicle like that debuted today, had beendesigned to participate in the category TCR. And in turn, alsohas much in common with the Seat Leon Cup Racer, variant'Made in Spain' of this race-client.

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In fact, the collaboration has been Seatkey to Volkswagen Motorsport could develop thisVolkswagen Golf GTI TCR, as ensuring the signingGerman. Visually, it is very similar to the Golf Sport last year,with a body to 40 cm wider than a Volkswagen Golf series, manyAerodynamic elements or wheels 18 inches in diameterwith Michelin tires. The main visual difference between the twovehicles focuses on own characteristic details of aGTI, as the front grille, rear diffuser or doubleexhaust outlet.

Under the hood we find the same engine 2.0Turbocharged, which sends its 330 hp and 410 Nmtorque exclusively to the front wheels through a boxsequential six speeds. However, benefitsof the Golf GTI TCR, as you can imagine, they are brilliant: passesfrom 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. We see this rollvehicle for the first time on 14 March at the CircuitRicardo Tormo in Valencia.