2020 VW Golf GTI TCR: Compact Sports Car With 300 Horsepower
2020 VW Golf GTI TCR | The heir of the legendary Clubsport arrives, the latest incarnation of the sporting and racing spirit of Golf GTI. The TCR can reach 260 km/h requiring the elimination of electronic limitation.
Although from the debut of the first GTI in 1976, the DNA of this Golf model has never undergone variations, from generation to generation it has been continuously redefined and perfected. Now Volkswagen introduces on the market a new evolutionary stage of this compact sport: the 2020 VW Golf GTI TCR which, by eliminating the limiter (on request), can reach 260 km / h. A road version, derived from motorsport, of the homonymous race car twice winner of the international TCR championship.
The DNA of the successful touring car is also the basis of the new flagship model GTI: proportions, power, and performance follow the pure doctrine of sports cars. The 2.0-liter turbo engine of the 2020 VW Golf GTI TCR provides 290 hp (between 5,400 and 6,400 rpm). It is therefore 45 hp more powerful than the current Golf GTI Performance. Already at 1,000 rpm, just above the idle speed, the Golf GTI TCR provides a torque of 200 Nm. The maximum torque of 380 Nm is reached between 1,800 and 5,300 rpm; this wide torque range provides superior driving characteristics and a lot of agility.
2020 VW Golf GTI TCR 7-Speed DSG Transmission & MPG
The power is transmitted as standard to the front wheels via a DSG 7-speed dual clutch transmission and a transverse locking differential. To handle the highest engine power in any situation with adequate cooling, the Golf GTI TCR is equipped with two additional coolant radiators, such as those fitted to the Golf R with all-wheel drive.
The maximum standard speed is 250 km / h, but the Golf GTI TCR can reach 260 km / h requiring the elimination of electronic limitation. Regardless of where the digital tachometer pointer (Active Info Display as standard) stops, the specific roof spoiler ensures the required downforce on the rear axle in any case. The Golf GTI TCR reaches 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds. The efficiency of the four-cylinder and 16-valve engine combined with a particulate filter for petrol engines is demonstrated by the combined consumption (NEDC): 6.7 l / 100 km.
Numerous details of the equipment help to underline the particularly sporty character and the decisive image of the Golf 2020 VW Golf GTI TCR. The new flagship model of the Golf GTI is equipped as standard with 18 “Belvedere alloy wheels; on request, new design 19 “alloy wheels with Reifnitz and Pretoria motifs are available. Behind the large alloy wheels, there are hollow brake discs equipped with special pads able to ensure the model derived from motorsport braking capacity at the height of the Golf GTI TCR competition.
The Golf GTI TCR is equipped with a differential lock on the front axle, already mounted on the Golf GTI Performance (which optimizes traction and handling when cornering at high speed) and the selection of the driving profile with the ECO, NORMAL, SPORTS modes and INDIVIDUAL. The latter provides a customized calibration for steering, characteristic curve of the engine and transmission in addition to adaptive adjustment of the DCC.
Thanks to special equipment, drivers looking for maximum performance can bring the 2020 VW Golf GTI TCR closer to the track model, through a package. With 19-inch Reifnitz rims in matt black with 235/35 R19 tires, the package includes limiter removal. But also sport rear shock absorbers and adaptive adjustment of the DCC suspension which, by pressing a button, changes the setting of the electrically adjustable shock absorbers.
Alternatively, in the second package are offered Pretoria rims 19 “bright black color with sports tires (semi-sliced) for track measuring 235/35 R19. In addition to the exclusion of the limiter, the package includes shock absorbers, standard double-ended stainless steel exhaust system.
2020 VW Golf GTI TCR Design
The front of the 2020 VW Golf GTI TCR is characterized by a shiny black splitter with sharp contours with an additional front spoiler function, similar to that mounted in motorsport. Another new feature is the glossy black sill trim in the sides, whose lines extend to the tail. Here they converge in the pronounced diffuser (in the same glossy black as the sills and the front splitter) up to the externally integrated single tailpipes, on the left and on the right. In the upper part of the tail, however, the dynamic line of the roof joins with the bright black spoiler.
The body colors provide a new color: Pure Gray. The other shades available are those traditional GTI: Pure White, Tornado Red, Deep Black pearl effect and Oryx White pearl effect. In combination with the Pure Gray, Pure White, and Rosso Tornado colors, a black contrasting roof is also available for the exterior mirrors in opaque paint (or carbon look) and the TCR lettering on the side sills.
On request, it is also possible to customize the side of the car with a decorative honeycomb film. When opening the front doors, the 2020 VW Golf GTI TCR invites passengers to enter by projecting the TCR logo onto the asphalt. On the outside, however, the classic hallmarks of the GTI include details such as the legendary red stripes in the radiator grille and in the standard LED headlights. Dark red LED tail lights are also offered.
2020 VW Golf GTI TCR Interior
Driver and passenger can sit on high-quality sports seats, whose microfibre/fabric covers have been specially designed for this version. The sides of the seat and back and the side and back of the seats are also made of anthracite microfiber. The central strips in the seat strips (in fabric) are not in the basic black shade but in the contrasting color Flashred, also used for the decorative stitching of the seats, the central armrest (front) and the headrests, the edges of the safety belts and the contrasting seams on the door trims, the DSG gear lever and the three-spoke sports steering wheel.
The latter transmits a feeling of pure sportiness also through the leather upholstery that, as in the TCR championship, is characterized by leather patchwork at “3 o’clock” and “9 o’clock” and by a red mark at “12 o’clock”. Like the seats, the door inserts and the gearshift lining are also made of microfibre. The Flashed of the seats and seams, instead, is taken from the standard ambient lighting in the doors and from the color graphics of the Infotainment Composition Media system (available without extra charge) or the optional navigation systems Discover Media and Discover Pro. the interior is also enriched by new decorative elements.
The new “all pepper” sedan will be available in a few weeks. The price list is not yet widespread, but to get an idea, you know that in Germany it costs $44,447.