Volkswagen Unveils the 330-Horsepower Golf GTI TCR

Limited to just 20 units
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Built to compete in the TCR International Series, the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is equipped with a wide aerodynamic body kit that includes a new front bumper, ventilated hood and extended wheel arches, as well as a huge rear wing made of carbon fiber. It all rides on 18-inch racing wheels wrapped in Michelin tires.  Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, good for 330 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to a six-speed sequential racing transmission that routes power to the front wheels, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour in approximately 5.2 seconds, ultimately hitting a top speed of 143 mph. Additional upgrades include an adjustable suspension, revised steering system and high-performance disc brakes that measure 14.2 inches up front and 12.2 inches in the rear.  Volkswagen is building only twenty Golf GTI TCRs, all of which have already been spoken for.

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