Volkswagen continues celebrating the 40th anniversary of Golf GTI with a new customer racing car. Built by Volkswagen Motorsport in cooperation with SEAT, the new Golf GTI TCR is limited to only 20 units for the 2016 season.
Designed to compete in the international TCR championship series, VW Golf GTI TCR boasts a 2.0-liter turbo engine with direct fuel injection from Golf R with 330 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. Being a racing car, the car features a massive aero kit complete with wide fenders housing 18-inch racing rims, front splitter and a big rear wing, in addition to racing seat with head protectors, racing safety cage, and an FIA-approved safety tank.
Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport Director: “The Golf GTI TCR allows customer racing teams to partake in reasonably-priced motorsport with a Volkswagen. Furthermore, the teams can expand their motorsport commitments in numerous TCR championships, both at national and international level. We are providing them with a car that is ideally suited and prepared for this purpose: the Golf has not only made an outstanding impression at tests, but also shown its great potential in competition. We are delighted by the high demand for the car among customer racing teams, which confirms that we are doing a good job.”