With the world's largest GTI meet on the go in Wörthersee (check out the Golf GTI Next Level concept here), it's no surprise that Volkswagen specialist tuner Oettinger turned up with a suitably fettled Golf. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the new GTI TCR Germany Street, which is based on the current Golf 7 GTI but gains extra power and a pretty extreme body kit.
The widebody GTI TCR Germany Street is some 80 mm wider than standard, while a front skirt with adjustable splitters and a rear wing have also been adopted. The kit furthermore includes a ventilated bonnet, chunky side-skirts, a set of 20-inch alloy wheels (wrapped in 275/25 R20 rubber) and an adjustable suspension system set up for track work. Inside, this extreme GTI gains a set of sports seats complete with "TCR Germany Street" lettering.
So, what's happening under that bonnet? Well, the familiar turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder EA888’s peak outputs have been increased from 169 kW and 350 N.m to 265 kW and 470 N.m, which gives this Golf a claimed 0-100 km/h time of just over 5,0 seconds and a top speed of 274 km/h.
Not enough oomph for you? Ask Oettinger nicely (and open your wallet wide enough) and the tuner says it will bump that power figure up to 331 kW. Stopping power, meanwhile, is provided by a set of uprated 380 mm ventilated discs up front.
Oettinger says its Golf GTI TCR Germany Street will be a "low volume series", adding that it can be purchased as a complete vehicle or as a retro-fit kit for current Golf GTI and R models.