Hardcore Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Teased

Olive Hawkins
May 5, 2018

Set to make its appearance in the metal at this year's GTI meeting at W├Ârthersee in Austria from May 9-12, VW's new charger is a street-legal version of the 257kW Golf GTI TCR racing auto that competes in the World Touring vehicle Cup series.

It will be the fastest Golf yet. Things are about to get wild, though, when Volkswagen debuts a way more powerful variant. VW hasn't announced how fast the Golf GTI TCR can reach 60 mph, but it does have an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, which can be increased to 164 mph by removing the limiter.

Official acceleration times have yet to be revealed, but the TCR should cover the 0-62mph sprint in about six seconds.

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The company will showcase the vehicle at Reifnitz am Worthersee and the Golf GTI TCR will be a special highlight to the participants and visitors. The TCR's 2.0-litre turbo produces 286bhp and 370Nm - 49bhp up on the regular GTI - which is sent through the front wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and locking differential.

The model will be fully revealed at VW's famous annual GTI meet at W├Ârthersee on Thursday 10 May, with sales beginning at the end of the year. This latest special-edition model will help achieve this.

The special edition is the road version of the two-time overall victor of the worldwide TCR race series: the Golf GTI TCR of the same name.

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