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04/03/18
Wolfsburg
Models

Spectacular sport 100 times over

Story: Spectacular sport 100 times over
The 100th Golf GTI TCR was ceremoniously presented to racing team owner Franz Engstler.
The impressive rear of the Golf GTI TCR is dominated by the rear wing and the protruding wheel wells. The catalytic converters are located at the back of the exhaust pipes.
The interior complies with FIA rules. The dashboard and door panels are reminiscent of the series models with road use approval.
This two-litre TSI engine can also be found in the normal Golf GTI. In the GTI TCR, it works with a turbocharger taken from the Golf R2 and a modified air intake.
If it says GTI on it, there is obviously also GTI in it: just under 65 per cent of all the parts used are series production components taken from the road models.
Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets and Sebastian Wilhelms, head of vehicle deliveries at the Autostadt, symbolically presented racing team boss Franz Engstler with the steering wheel of the GTI TCR.