The company’s dedicated race version of the Golf GTI – AKA the Golf GTI TCR, will be getting a facelift that more closely resembles the production car. Available only for racing, the GTI TCR sports numerous aerodynamic upgrades with a tuned racing suspension and a 350-horsepower version of the standard 2.0-liter four cylinder. Power still goes to the front wheels, but it’s sent through a six-speed sequential gearbox.
“The new look for the Golf GTI TCR resulted from close cooperation with Volkswagen Design,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets. “This helps us to underline just what a close relationship exists between the production model and the racing version. For example, the engine comes directly from series production and only requires minimal adjustment for competitive racing. This is proof that the Golf GTI provides the perfect foundation for our customer racing cars.”