The novelty was presented at the annual meeting of GTI fans, which takes place in Austria on the shore of Lake Wörthersee.
A key feature of the new version of the charged hatchback Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is the ability to disable the maximum speed limiter, thanks to which the novelty has become not only the fastest civil model of the brand, but also the fastest serial Golf.
In fact, the new performance of the Golf GTI became a civilian variation of the racing hatchback Golf GTI TCR. Five-door hatch is equipped with a turbo engine in volume of 2,0 liters of a series EA888 with a return 290 hp and 370 Nm of torque, available from 1,600 rpm. Recall, the standard version of the Golf GTI is equipped with a 230-horsepower engine, and the GTI Performance version is 245-strong.
The engine of the TCR is aggregated with a seven-speed robotic gearbox with dual clutch and an anterior limited-slip differential. The new Golf GTI TCR accelerates to a maximum speed of 250 km / h with a stop and 264 km / h – without it.
The most powerful modification of the hot-hatches Golf GTI is the Clubsport S, under the hood of which is a 310-horsepower motor. This model was produced in a limited series of 400 cars. “Club-sports” version is equipped with a safety cage that replaced the rear sofa, a smaller battery and a special mode of operation of the adaptive suspension.
On the eve of Wörthersee, two more Golf versions were presented, prepared by students of Volkswagen – another special version of the GTI named Next Level and a modernized Golf wagon with a gas engine.