VW reveal something new – the biggest GTI meet in the world. This is the new VW Golf GTI TCR – a fire-breathing new top-end model of the iconic GTI.
It’s just a concept for now, but production is set to start at the end of 2018.
GTI TCR road car uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4cyl petrol cranking out 286bhp and 273lb ft, sent to the front wheels via a locking front axle differential and a seven-speed DSG ‘box. On top of that, there’s a standard steel exhaust or optional titanium Akrapovic one for more a more parpy tune. New 19-inch alloys, 20mm lower suspension and VW’s Dynamic Chassis Control all make for a better handling package.
Other details include TCR-specific bumpers front and rear, a chunky spoiler, an all-new paint scheme called ‘Pure Grey’. Microfibre is found on the door inserts and gear knob but crucially the seats, too, contrasted with a red honeycomb pattern.