VW Golf GTI TCR – Let the Touring Car Wars Begin!

VW Golf TCI

Vw just released a new race car built to TCR touring car rules. Seat already sells the Leon Cup Racer and BMW has its M325 VLN car so its only natural that VW enter the mix with this production-based touring car. Will it be fast? Quick might be a better word with 330 hp put down to the front wheels through a six-speed DSG gearbox. No weight was provided but the car looks light and the 330hp should make it pretty fun to drive and hopefully as fun to watch race.

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The best part is the 15-inch wide body covering 18inch rims. The front splitter and rear wing are made of carbon and make the car look like a proper touring car. The car also comes with a full FIA roll cage, seat, harness, fire system, and is effectively ready to race.

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Only 20 were built and all were sold to the TCR series so hopefully the program goes well and they sell more of these cars to customers around the world for racing. 1333292977800684432

Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.