On May 9, 2018, thousands of people will gather in Reifnitz, Austria for the annual Wörtherse Golf GTI festival. At the show, an exciting new model will make its debut — the near-production Golf GTI TCR prototype.
Features of Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
The production version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCI — which will be released as a limited-edition model — is expected to be available at the end of 2018. It is modeled after the race car that won the international TCR race series two times, but with modifications to make it more practical and applicable for everyday driving.
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The turbocharged engine in the Golf GTI TCR delivers 286 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, enabling the hatchback to reach a top speed of 164 mph. This will make the Golf GTI TCR the fastest production-version of the Golf GTI ever produced. The Golf GTI TCR comes standard with the 7-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the limited-slip differential provides exceptional handling and traction.
Loyal Following of the Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Volkswagen Golf GTI debuted back in 1976. Only 5,000 units of the original Golf GTI were produced and it only generated 110 horsepower. Since then, the Golf GTI has earned numerous accolades and gained a loyal following of Golf GTI enthusiasts, with over 2.2 million models sold. The Golf GTI festival in Austria is expected to attract 125,000 visitors. The success of the Golf GTI can be credited to its combination of high-level performance and everyday practicality, with a robust engine, excellent driving dynamics, a comfortable interior, and a versatile hatchback design.
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