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Golf GTI TCR hot hatch to bring VW racing heat to the street

Volkswagen's collection of Golf GTIs has got a sporty new stablemate, with the German automaker unveiling a road-going version of the Golf GTI TCR race car.
Among the options for the Golf GTI TCR are 19-inch rims and a honeycomb trim for the side panels
Among the options for the Golf GTI TCR are 19-inch rims and a honeycomb trim for the side panels

Though just a concept at this stage, the special edition Golf GTI TCR has been engineered with near-term production in mind, threatening to bring some track-tearing muscle to the streets.

The special edition Golf GTI TCR concept was unveiled at the Worthersee Festival in Austria over the weekend, an event that is no stranger to daring GTI concepts. The latest, however, will be the fastest GTI of the model range, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine pumping out 213 kW of power and max torque of 370 Nm from 1,600 rpm.

This propels the standard Golf GTI TCR to a top speed of 250km/h through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and locking differential that sends power straight to the front wheels.

Continue reading the full article on New Atlas.


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Nick was born outside of Melbourne, Australia, with a general curiosity that has drawn him to some distant (and very cold) places. Somewhere between enduring a winter in the Canadian Rockies and trekking through Chilean Patagonia, he graduated from university and pursued a career in journalism. Having worked for publications such as The Santiago Times and The Conversation, he now writes for New Atlas from Melbourne, excited by tech and all forms of innovation, the city's bizarre weather and curried egg sandwiches.

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