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Volkswagen has finally gotten around to facelifting its Golf GTI TCR, giving the racing version of the popular hatchback a fresh front end.
VW bills the Golf GTI TCR – with 257 kW and 420 N.m from an uprated version of the production model’s 2,0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5,2 seconds – as “one of the most successful racing touring cars of the year”.
The updated model will be ready for delivery from January 2018, complete with a difficult-to-miss adjustable rear wing.
“The new look for the Golf GTI TCR resulted from close co-operation with Volkswagen Design. This helps us to underline just what a close relationship exists between the production model and the racing version,” said Volkswagen Motorsport director, Sven Smeets.
“For example, the engine comes directly from series production and only requires minimal adjustment for competitive racing. This is proof that the Golf GTI provides the perfect foundation for our customer racing cars,” he added.
Watch the updated version in action below…