The new bearing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is advancing to aphorism the front-wheel drive hot bear chic and conceivably try to abduct some of the barrage of the Renault Megane RS Trophy-R.
Spied testing in and about the Nurburgring clue in Germany, it will arch the gap amid the approved Golf GTI and the accessible all-wheel drive Golf R, application the FWD blueprint of its bottom affinity but with a stiffer abeyance setup, upgraded brakes and added power.
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Your assumption is as acceptable as ours as to how abundant the turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI agent will pump out, but it could be in the amphitheatre of 300 PS (296 HP / 221 kW). What makes us say that? The actuality that the accepted abundance has 290 PS (286 HP / 213 kW), admitting the Mk8 Golf GTI comes with 245 PS (242 HP / 180 kW). Ability is acceptable to be channeled to the auto alone through a dual-clutch automated transmission.
The 2021 Golf GTI TCR hasn’t been aggravating to adumbrate below vinyl stickers for a few months now. Even so, one has to pay absorption to the capacity that will visually set it afar from the approved GTI. These will accommodate the tweaked advanced bumper, adapted rear diffuser and maybe bespoke decals, auto and autogenous trim.
The range-topping FWD hot bear in Volkswagen’s calendar seems accessible for its launch, which ability booty abode afore the end of the year, if there are no interruptions, admitting apparently afterwards the R enters the arena.