- 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol
- 286bhp, front wheel drive
- Road-legal, to be available in 2019
The annual meet at Worthersee has been like Mecca for the VW GTI fans with the German car maker building special cars for the lake-side performance festival. We all remember the W12 Golf that took the world by a storm in 2007 and this year, in 2018, we have the fastest version of the current generation Golf.
Called the GTI TCR, this Golf is the homologated version of the track-only Golf that VW has been building for racing teams since 2016. The GTI TCR is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol TSI engine and pumps out a healthy 286bhp of power and 370 torques. And its power is sent to the front axle through a limited slip differential and a seven-speed DSG.
Although this is only a concept for now, VW has promised to get the homologation done by the end of 2018 so the TCR can be offered to enthusiasts by 2019. VW offers 18-inch wheels standard along with upgraded brakes and you can opt for 19-inch wheels and an adaptive damping package as well.
The bumpers have been redesigned for better airflow into the two extra radiators, a prominent splitter, skirts on the sides and a rear diffuser with two large exhaust tips popping out. The matte paintjob with the honey-mesh vinyl and the TCR decals look racy. The sporty theme continues on the inside as well with the red-mesh design on the leather bucket seats.