Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, direct to the competition

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCRVolkswagen presents its new weapon for the competition. The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR will be responsible to represent the bavarian manufacturer in the next season of the TCR International Series. To try to achieve good results in this competition of passenger cars, has been taken as the basis of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and that has been put to the point with the help of SEAT, who has some experience thanks to the Leon Cup Racer.

For this career in the Golf GTI TCR has assembled a motor turbo four-cylinder and 2.0-liter the Golf R, which now develops 330 HP and 410 Nm of torque. Uses a sequential shift six-speed with cams on the steering wheel, which sends power to the front wheels as on the standard vehicle. You get an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 5,2 seconds, in addition to a maximum speed of 230 km/h.

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCRYour body also is adapted with a aerodynamic kit more width that includes front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper. Include elements of competition such as the front splitter or the large rear spoiler, which are made of carbon fiber. Use a wheels of 18 inches with Michelin tires and brakes with aluminum calipers and 362 millimeters in front and 310 rear.

The brand also claims that its chassis has grown by 40 millimeters wide. The new suspension is adjustable and the steering has also been revised. With an internal competition, which includes a bucket and the roll cage, you get to reduce your weight considerably. The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR weigh 1.280 kg, pilot included, while the series model exceeds the 1,500 kg

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCROnly are to be manufactured 20 units Golf GTI TCR and have all been sold to private teams. Will make its debut within a month, as the TCR International Series will begin on the weekend from 1 to 3 April, coinciding with the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain. Will you be able to this new model to beat rivals like the Opel Astra TCR?

Source – Volkswagen

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