The GTI for Customer Sports.
To transport the GTI genes to the racetrack, Volkswagen Motorsport developed the Golf GTI TCR at its headquarters in Hannover in 2015. During the test and development, Volkswagen worked closely with the racing department at Seat, in order to leverage synergies in assembly and to call on the wealth of experience gained with the Seat Leon Cup Racer. As with the Volkswagen Group’s production cars, the MQB platform also provides many synergies for racing cars, thus reducing the cost of assembling and running the TCR touring car – one of the defining goals during development.
Under the bonnet, the Golf GTI TCR houses the familiar two-litre turbo engine with direct fuel injection from the Golf GTI, the latest racing version of which can generate up to 350 hp (257 kW) and boasts about 420 Nm of torque. Visually, the Golf GTI TCR differs through its 18-inch rims and a chassis that is roughly 15 centimetres wider than the production golf. An adjustable, aluminium rear wing – standard for all TCR cars – ensures optimal handling. The modifications for the racetrack also include an aerodynamic front splitter. Among the features guaranteeing the driver maximum safety are racing seats with head protectors, a racing safety cell, and an FIA-approved safety tank.
|Type||Straight-four engine with turbocharger and intercooling, transversally mounted in front of the front axle|
|Output||257 kW (350 hp) at 6,200 rpm|
|Torque||Up to 420 Nm at 2,500 rpm|
|Bore/stroke||82.5 mm/92.8 mm|
|Engine control unit||Continental SIMOS|
|Gearbox||Six-speed sequential racing gearbox, shift paddles on steering wheel|
|Gearbox final drive||Front-wheel drive with multi-plate differential|
|Clutch||Multi-disk sintered clutch|
|Front axle||McPherson struts|
|Rear axle||Multilink axle, height, track and camber of chassis can be adjusted|
|Steering||Rack-and-pinion steering with modified software and hardware|
|Braking system||Front disc brakes with all-around inside ventilation (Ø 378 mm), Rear solid brake disks (Ø 272 mm), aluminium brake callipers (six pistons at front, two pistons at rear)|
|Wheels/tyres||10 x 18 inch|
|Design||Strengthened production steel body (in accordance with FIA regulations)|
|Wheel base||2,665 mm|
|Minimum weight||1,285 kg (incl. driver)|
|Acceleration||0–100 km/h in approx. 5.2 seconds|
|Top speed||approx. 258 km/h|
Yes. The DSG-transmission is planned for the 2017 cars. Our customers could decide between two types of transmissions - the sequential and the DSG transmission. But we recommend the DSG transmission just for the VLN/ 24h runs. Currently we are working on a VLN KIT and we finish it this year. The details will follow soon.
The Golf GTI TCR lines up in the following series:
TCR International Series
Further outings in the VLN Endurance Championship are also in discussion.
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