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Volkswagen updates its Golf GTi TCR

4 December 2017

Volkswagen’s successful Golf GTi TCR is getting a facelift for the 2018 season, with a reworked front end that mirrors the production version.

“The new look for the Golf GTI TCR resulted from close cooperation with Volkswagen Design. This helps us to underline just what a close relationship exists between the production model and the racing version,” explains Volkswagen Motorsport director Sven Smeets. “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.”

The Golf GTi has proved to be one of the year’s most successful touring cars. In the TCR International Series, Jean-Karl Vernay claimed the drivers’ title last month in Dubai while the 350 HP racing Golf with the two-litre turbo engine, which Volkswagen provides race-ready for professional teams and drivers, was also declared “Model of the Year”.

The Golf GTi also won the TCR class in the VLN Endurance Championship on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, finishing ahead of many more powerful cars in the 24-hour race at the same circuit. TCR Asia was won by Kantadhee Kusiree and the Liqui Moly Team Engstler, while Francisco Abreu triumphed in the TCR Iberico.

The new version of the Golf GTi TCR will be ready for delivery from January.

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