VW Golf GTI TCR Mk8 racing prototype spotted again on tests

VW Golf GTI TCR Mk8 racing prototype spotted again on tests

September 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The engineers of the German automaker are conducting a series of final tests of the VW Golf GTI TCR of the Mk8 generation. This rendition of the popular compact hatchback is mostly made for driving on the track. It is known that the new product will receive increased power and improved handling.

The Volkswagen Golf lineup has expanded significantly this year to include the high-performance trio GTI, GTE and GTD, as well as the Variant estate and its more off-road version, Alltrack. In terms of high performance, the GTI TCR and the mighty R will also be unveiled in 2020. The first was spotted this week conducting final tests at the Nurburgring.

The TCR is a more track-oriented version of the GTI.

While its predecessor boasted a respectable 286 horsepower, the new version of the model will receive 296 hp.

In addition to the increased horsepower over the regular Golf GTI, the more hardcore performance of the TCR is expected to receive a stiffer suspension for sharper handling. According to rumors, the novelty will also receive a more efficient braking system and advanced aerodynamics. Surely, in the cabin of such a hatchback there will be racing seats, and the car’s chassis will be reconfigured.

The Golf GTI TCR is set to debut in the coming weeks or months, and the most powerful version of the Golf R with nearly 330bhp. will be presented a little later. It is reported that in time, we will also be shown the high-performance Golf R Variant station wagon.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a hot rod based on a VW Beetle with a Porsche unit was sold at the price of a Toyota Camry. Auction Hemmings on Monday, September 7, announced the sale of an exclusive sports car called the Das Rod for just $ 26,250.