The tests saw a prototype of the updated VW Golf performed by GTI TCR

The tests saw a prototype of the updated VW Golf performed by GTI TCR

May 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists published photos from the tests of the compact VW Golf hatchback performed by the GTI TCR. The prototype of the novelty was not covered with camouflage. The debut is due to take place in the coming months.

Volkswagen introduced the Golf Mk8 generation in a more powerful version of the GTI at the end of February – the car was equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a turbocharger of 241 hp. If you want to get a more productive version of the “hot” German hatchback without buying an all-wheel drive and more expensive R-model, then the GTI TCR will help you. This version of the model is more focused on use on the racetrack than other modifications of the “hot” hatchback.

We just got photos from testing the prototype of the new product, which was practically without camouflage – VW decided to hide only the side icon on the front wing, which shows the name of the model.

 The front bumper looks a bit more aggressive than the standard GTI.

A closer look at the side profile of the car shows that the prototype seems to be closer to the road and has massive front brakes behind the new alloy wheels. Also visible is a shorter rear spoiler mounted on the roof, as well as a diffuser surrounded by tailpipes that look slightly larger than a regular GTI.

 It is reported that the new TCR will offer power at 296 hp, and the torque should rise to 400 Nm. Time will tell whether VW will sell this car with a manual gearbox or not, although we are inclined to believe that the new model will receive only a “robot” DSG.

 The presentation of the new VW Golf performed by the GTI TCR should take place in the coming months, but the debut of the most powerful VW Golf R is scheduled for the end of this year.