Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR to get road going version with 264km/h

 

Volkswagen has released a teaser image and some juicy details of what will be the fastest Golf GTI ever to hit our roads, capable of hitting 264km/h.

Set to debut at the annual GTI meeting at Wörthersee on May 9, the road going version of the Golf GTI TCR racer is expected to be a limited run special edition to see off the current-generation GTI.

The digital sketch shows the car sporting an aggressive front and rear makeover complete with a rear diffuser flanked by a pair of fat exhaust tips. The teaser image also tells us the rapid GTI will get more pronounced side skirts and a set of stylish alloy wheels.

Power will come from an uprated 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI engine developing 213kW from 6,800rpm and 370Nm of torque from 1,600rpm – the same output as the range-topping Golf R and just 10Nm shy of its torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front axle differential lock as standard.

In standard form, the Golf GTI TCR is limited to a maximum speed of 250km/h, but VW will remove the limiter if you asked nicely to release the full 264km/h top speed.

The Golf GTI TCR is scheduled to go on sale towards the end of the year.

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