VW Golf GTI TCR – Video
To bring the GTI genes on the racetrack VW has developed the Golf GTI TCR. 18-inch racing rims, a body that is roughly 15 centimetres wider than the production Golf, and a striking aluminium rear wing also guarantee optimal handling. An aerodynamic front splitter is a modification for the racetrack as well. Among the features that ensure maximum safety for the driver are a racing seat with head protectors, racing safety cage, and an FIA-approved safety tank.
Volkswagen Motorsport developed the car in cooperation with the sport department at SEAT. This made it possible to call on the extensive experience gained with the SEAT Leon Cup Racer. As with the Volkswagen Group’s production cars, the MQB platform also offers many synergies when it comes to racing cars, thus reducing the costs involved in assembling and running the touring car. The 2-litre turbo engine with direct fuel injection generates 243 kW (330 hp) and produces 420 Nm of torque.