New Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR spotted by photo spiesMay 12, 2020
The “charged” hatchback had virtually no disguise.
Volkswagen introduced the Golf GTI Mk8 at the end of February with a 2.01 liter petrol turbo engine with 241 horsepower. If customers want a better version of Wolfsburg’s hot hatch without resorting to the all-wheel drive R model, VW has developed a special model.
Check out TCR, a more track-oriented version of the world’s most popular hot hatch. This time he will be a permanent member of the family, and not a limited series.
Recently, a prototype would have been discovered with virtually no camouflage, since VW decided to hide only the side badge on the front wing, which shows the name of the model. If you’re wondering why it doesn’t have these extra LED lights in the front bumper, it’s because the GTI TCR and R probably won’t have them.
The “charged” Golfs on spy shots did not have X-shaped fog lights, which are optional on regular GTIs, GTDs, and GTEs. The front bumper looks a bit more aggressive than the standard GTI, and although there may be no red accents, they can be added to the production model.
A closer look at the side profile reveals that the prototype seems to be sitting closer to the road. A shorter rear roof spoiler is also visible, and the diffuser is surrounded by tailpipes that look a bit larger than a regular GTI. Keep in mind that although there is no camouflage on the car, this may be due to the fact that it lacked some improvements, but not a fact.
The TCR version should receive a 296 horsepower engine to match its Spanish cousin Cupra Leon. Time will tell whether VW will sell this car with a manual transmission, although we tend to believe that the model will receive only DSG.
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