Volkswagen Unveils Fastest Golf GTI at Worthersee

Volkswagen Golf GTI Level

Volkswagen Golf GTI Level

Volkswagen's contribution to the Wörthersee event happening this weekend in Austria is this, the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept. The power is transferred to the front axle that features standard locking differential. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine of the new Golf GTI TCR delivers 290 PS/286 horsepower, with maximum torque of 273 pound-feet produced from 1,600 rpm. It's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The concept in question is called the GTI TCR, and right off the bat, we have to lodge our obligatory complaint that this terror isn't destined for our shores. "At the moment, the Golf GTI TCR Concept-an athlete derived from racing-is a study", stated Jürgen Stackmann of Volkswagen AG in the car's press release. Behind the large wheels there is a high performance braking system with perforated discs that decelerate the production auto just as effortlessly as the TCR racing vehicle. Rumors indicate it will be an even more track-focused than the GTI Clubsport S. It should also be able to reach 164 miles per hour with its 155-mph limiter removed. An upgraded exhaust comes as standard but this can be replaced by an optional titanium system manufactured by specialist company Akrapovic.

Subtle styling tweaks set the TCR apart from lesser GTI models.

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Said to be inspired by the Golf GTI TCR race vehicle, the concept features a new front bumper with a sharper front splitter, a crisper set of side sills, TCR lettering along the sides, a revised exhaust tip design, and a more aggressively-styled diffuser and lower rear spoiler.

The delimited GTI TCR also brings a sports chassis setting and DCC adaptive damping. Of the five exterior colours, three - red, white and the TCR-exclusive "Pure Grey" - are available with a contrasting black roof, or alternatively there's a full-body black or pearl white. Red accents like the contrast stitching and 12 o'clock stripe on the steering wheel complete the look. The UK is the world's biggest market for the Golf GTI, so it's expected that a relatively large number of TCRs will make their way to British dealerships. Keeping up with current trends, Volkswagen have also fitted the TCR with a projection logo which lights up when the door is opened.

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