Wednesday, 26 September 2018

VW to base racing model on the Golf

VOLKSWAGEN Motorsport is developing its first racing car based on the seventh-generation Golf.

VOLKSWAGEN Motorsport is developing its first racing car based on the seventh-generation Golf.

The production-based 330 PS concept car is assembled in accordance with TCR regulations and is intended to help Volkswagen evaluate a potential customer racing programme from the 2016 season onwards.

In order to accelerate the development of the car, the new Golf will be tested under competitive conditions between now and the end of the season: as co-operation partner, the Liqui Moly Team Engstler will run two cars at the eighth round of the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR) at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.

Volkswagen Motorsport director Jost Capito said: “The newly created TCR category provides a promising platform for customer racing — on a national and international level.

“With exciting races, production-based technology and reasonable costs, it offers a new outlook for private racing teams.”



With a powerful four-cylinder engine, DSG gearbox with shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel and a consistently developed racing chassis, the new Golf has been meticulously prepared for its outings at the racetrack.

The 2.0-litre turbo engine with direct fuel injection comes from the top sporting model, the Golf R. The racing version of this engine generates 330 PS (243 kW) and 410 Nm of torque.



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