Each year, VW unveils some flashy upgrade to the GTI. This year dawns upon the Volkswagen GTI TCR concept that is ready to go into production by the end of this year.
The GTI TCR boasts the existing 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine standard across all other trims of the Golf. The concept throws out a 286 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. This moderate power allows it to achieve 250 km/h top speed, which can be bumped to 264 km/h by removing the speed limiter, making it the fastest Golf GTI ever.
Being a Golf, engine output is concentrated to the front wheels. The body houses the same 18-inch alloys but can be upgraded to 19-inch by throwing in some bucks. The braking system in the concept is derived from Golf’s racing counterpart – the Clubsport S.
Apart from the mechanical changes, the hatchback has rendered a graphic makeover in the front bumper feeding in more air for the dual radiators – providing additional cooling capacity. Accompanied by a visible front splitter, the side skirt extension follows all the way to the back of the Golf revealing the diffuser with two generous exhausts.
The front wheel hatchback is all set for unlimited production volumes later this year, confirmed the VW officials.