VW crowns GTI line with street-legal 290-hp TCR edition

By DPA | 11 May 2018


WOLFSBURG: A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun with the world première of the 290hp Golf GTI TCR Concept.

VW’s beefed-up GTI series is set to expand at the top end of the performance spectrum. Based on the 350-horsepower TCR racing series edition, a new, street-legal top-of-the-line model will arrive by the end of the year.

The compact sports hatchback, which can be ordered without an electronically controlled speed limit, will have a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 290hp and a top speed of 270kph .

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept (4)


Volkswagen announced its plans for the GTI TCR ahead of the model's premiere at the annual GTI fair at Lake Woerthersee in Austria.

In addition to the souped-up engine, the GTI TCR will feature a high-performance brake system and, on request, a titanium exhaust. The model’s design is also notably different from the conventional GTI, particularly thanks to larger and more robust attachments on its front, flanks and rear.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept (5)
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept (3)
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept (2)

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