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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2018, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Golf GTI TCR heading to Worthersee

For those who have been waiting on a more hardcore version of the Golf GTI, you may be in luck. This track spec'd model which is capable of a top speed of 164 mph, will be getting a road legal equivalent in the near future. The TCR model will be packing 345hp and 310lb-ft of torque. This is the fastest Golf GTI that's ever been made, eclipsing the Clubsport S that was unveiled a few years ago. We'll get a chance to see this new track weapon on May 9 when it debuts during the annual GTI meeting at Worthersee.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2018, 11:43 AM
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Fans are probably salivating at the thought of a road legal GTI with 345hp and 310lb-ft of torque. VW will probably release this model in limited amounts so getting your hands on one will be hard. Can't wait to see the Golf fully unveiled. How much do you think it'll go for?
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Only the TCR model will be getting those performance figures. The road legal variant will be getting an additional 66hp over a regular GTI, and torque will be up 14 twist-units. Like the GTI, it'll be front-wheel drive, which will help differentiate it from the 292-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Golf R. There is no word of a manual transmission, so it looks like a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox is all we get. My guess would be a starting price somewhere in the low $30's.
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Guess we'll have to wait and see how VW prices this variant and its a little odd that they have an interest in releasing another performance trim besides the Golf R. Perhaps they believe there is need for a cheaper alternative to the top of the line variant. But why lock it to FWD and automatic?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 11:48 AM
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Let's hope they do decide to release a TCR variant. Even if I can't get one, at least there's a precedence from VW indicating their willingness to come out with performance models in the future.
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Here's a few more pictures of the upcoming Golf GTI TCR. VW says the car will hit maximum horsepower between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm while torque comes in between 1,600 rpm and 4,300 rpm.



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-09-2018, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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This concept is looking really sleek, and I'm looking forward to seeing it action. Hopefully the street model features similar changes to the Golfs styling. Those rims are bad***
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Glad to see this happening because since seeing models like the R32 and Golf R come to market it has paved the way for models like this.
Then theres the fact they have to stay one step ahead of rival brands like Honda.
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With the Type R's dominance of the hot hatch segment, and the Focus RS going away, VW is really going to have to deliver on the next performance trims of the Golf. The mild hybrid system they are implementing in the base models would also help them in getting a leg up here. I would much prefer a full blown hybrid system, seeing as how we probably wont be seeing the e Golf in NA.
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With the Type R's dominance of the hot hatch segment, and the Focus RS going away, VW is really going to have to deliver on the next performance trims of the Golf. The mild hybrid system they are implementing in the base models would also help them in getting a leg up here. I would much prefer a full blown hybrid system, seeing as how we probably wont be seeing the e Golf in NA.
That's why I have Toyota on my watch list so far because already the Yaris GRMN is impressive, also one of the first full GRMN products that have come out. A GRMN Corolla Hatch could do some damage if Toyota decides to!

Here's to hoping it happens:
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