Monday, October 25, 2021
News We want the new VW Golf GTI TCR!

We want the new VW Golf GTI TCR!

Obviously, we can’t get one because North America’s just not cool enough… As the 7th generation Volkswagen Golf whines down, special editions of the car will be introduced to celebrate its passing.

The GTI TCR will be the absolute best one of all, this we are certain of. Next week, at the GTI meeting at Wörthersee in Austria, VW will reveal this car in front of tens of thousands of adoring Volkswagen fans, and me.

Fun fact: Originally, back in 1976, only 5,000 of the 110 PS GTIs were supposed to be built. As of today, more than 2.2 million, or 4,400 times as many, have been produced and sold.

The TCR will be the most powerful GTI of all time with its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 290 PS (286 horsepower) between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm and 370 Nm (273 lb.-ft.) of torque from 1,600 rpm to 4,300 rpm. A 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission will be standard as will be a front axle differential lock or what I surmise to be a mechanical locking front differential. Top peed will be 250 km/h or 264 km/h by opting to remove the electronic Vmax limiter.

As an FYI, TCR is an international race series in which the GTI TCR competes.

Trending Now

Now is Your Last Chance to Buy a Ford Maverick Hybrid for a Few Months

The total production run for 2022 is almost fully reserved Orders will close in early November and they will reopen next summer The...

The Canadian International AutoShow Happens in February 2022.

The 2021 edition was cancelled due to the pandemic. It will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The proposed dates are...

Electric Car Companies Make Up Half of the Automotive Industry’s Value

16 EV makers are worth US $1.14 trillion combined while more than 50 other automakers are worth US $1.42 trillion Traditional automakers still...

Chevrolet Reveals 10-litre 1,004Hp Naturally-Aspirated V8 Engine

This mill is not street-legal. It’s meant for drag racing. Total output 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb.-ft. of torque. We’ve said this before and...

Updated 2022 GMC Sierra Adds Denali Ultimate, AT4X Trim Levels

The updated 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 will be available in range-topping Denali Ultimate and AT4X trim levels. Revised interiors, including a new 13.4-inch...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.