That the family of “Golf” will appear again sport model with racing index TCR, we learned last autumn during the premiere standard hatchback eighth generation. In the beginning of this year thanks to the leak became known to the power of the “ti-si-Ara”, and now our spies caught a prototype with almost no camouflage. Almost – because the developers did hide the label on the front wing.
Previous civilian Golf GTI TCR, inspired by the eponymous car for the international series Touring Car Racing, was equipped with two-liter “turboservice” at 290 HP and 370 Nm, seven-speed robot and samolotem on the front axle. The new model will probably get the engine for 300 HP and 400 Nm – the same as the Leon Cupra. Accordingly, in the commodity line of this hot hatch will fill a niche between 245-horsepower Golf GTI and 333-horsepower all-wheel-drive Golf R.
Judging by the pictures, the Golf GTI TCR will not be X-shaped led fog lamps that are optional for the Golf GTI. Also, the TCR-version will differ from the less powerful sibling is slightly more aggressive front bumper, a shorter roof spoiler and a massive diffuser. In addition, road track hatchback as if it has a slightly reduced clearance. Finally, as in the previous generation, this machine will get perforated brake discs.
World premiere of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR will take place in the coming months. Until the end of the year to join him Golf R, and then may go another, even more extreme version with the recoil under 400 HP