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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The higher-performance TCR is set to become a permanent fixture of the GTI line and has been caught testing at the Nurburgring.   Rumor has it that it will be powered by a familiar 2.0-liter inline 4 making 296 hp—55 more than the standard GTI. It will also, reportedly, make 295 lb-ft of torque...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Golf GTI TCR was first shown as a concept at Worthersee in 2018. Then VW crossed out the concept part and put the 289 hp GTI on sale in Europe. Now, Germany’s SportAuto has put the GTI TCR to the test on the Nurburgring and wouldn’t you know it, it’s pretty dang quick. It’s not the...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    When I was younger I had a friend whose dad was something of a low-key hot rodder. Blessed with the type of income that only the baby boom could have provided for, he also had a great big cabin cruiser. Naturally, he wanted it to make more power, but when he asked his marine mechanic to put...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Few words promise German silliness like "Oettinger." The tuning house has been plying its trade on Germany’s finest cars for more than 70 years and now it has revealed its latest GTI. The Oettinger TCR Germany Street —which, for those counting, is a remix of a car before the mix even dropped...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    The  Volkswagen  Golf GTI TCR Prototype will make its debut at the 2018 Wörthersee Enthusiast Festival. Sporting 286 horsepower, the Golf GTI TCR will sit at the top of the lineup when it launches at the end of the year. It’s a special edition model that is basically a road-going version of the...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    When Volkswagen updated the Golf family, they didn’t forget any members. Now, everyone from the humblest Golf buyer to the fastest racer can drive the Mk7.5 Golf. Although it spent its last couple of years worrying about big things, like winning racing trophies across the European continent...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen’s professional racing lineup may have shrunk last year, but its customer racing program is still going strong. Why are people lining up to spend $100,000-ish on a GTI? Autoblog Netherlands finds out. Unfortunately, this review is in Dutch, so some reading will be required, but the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Audi RS3 LMS will be racing in America for the first time ever this weekend at the Virginia International Raceway. The Pirelli World Challenge race will be the race-prepped RS3's first chance to show off its mettle against other cars in the Touring Car (TC) class, but it won’t be its first...
  9. Misc. Professional Racing
    The Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week and the announcements are coming fast and heavy. The latest to join the ranks of teased vehicles is the fastest street legal car SEAT has ever produced, the SEAT Leon CUPRA 300 and its race car sister, the CUPRA Evo 17. The SEAT Leon CUPRA Evo 17...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    Touring Car Racing isn’t quite as glamorous or publicized as F1, so you could be forgiven for not recognizing Benjamin Leuchter's name. To VW fans, though, Leuchter’s should be a household name ever since he set the FWD lap record at the Nurburgring in the Golf GTI Clubsport S. Volkswagen...
  11. Touring Car
    The Golf GTI TCR keeps getting better. Although it had a shaky start to the season in Bahrain, it’s up to speed and winning races, like last weekend’s Imola Event. The well bearded Stefano Comini, driving for Leopard Racing, started out the weekend on a high, winning the weekend’s first race...
  12. Touring Car
    Leopard Racing and their Golfs GTI TCR had a great weekend at Estoril in Portugal. Stefano Comini made it onto the podium in the series' two races this weekend, while Jean-Karl Vernay earned second in the first race. Comini was fast all weekend, but especially in Free Practice 1, where he...
  13. Touring Car
    Benjamin Leuchter of Racing One earned fought his way up to second place in the inaugural ADAC TCR race, at Oschersleben. His strong performance in Saturday’s race is the first ever podium for the new Golf GTI TCR, which was specifically designed to be raced in Touring Car Racing. “I am mega...
  14. Touring Car
    The ADAC Touring Car Racing series is kicking off its inaugural season tomorrow, and six Golf GTI TCRs will be in the running. Judging by the preseason testing, the Golfs should be fighting for podiums. As we reported last week , the Golfs set blistering times around the Motorsport Arena...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    It was a successful introduction for Banjamin Leuchter and his bright red Golf GTI TCR. Together they blitzed the fifth test session for the new ADAC touring car series, crossing the line with the fastest time at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Leuchter set consistently fast times over the two...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsport just tweeted a picture of their new track monster, the Golf GTI TCR, on track at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. “Finally!” reads the tweet. “Our beauty’s first roll-out.” The picture is of the car’s initial competition testing, but the cars racing in the...
  17. Misc. Professional Racing
    40 years of GTI: TCR version for the racetrack, Golf GTI Clubsport for the road Production-based touring car to be delivered to teams mid-March All 20 Golf GTI TCRs developed by Volkswagen Motorsport already taken Wolfsburg. The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has the seal of quality in its name...
  18. Touring Car
    Successful single-brand trophy thrills fans CUP RACER out in front in the TCR International Series Even more performance thanks to careful technical development New CUP RACER with sequential transmission for TCR championship and endurance racing More than 100 CUP RACERs with teams in 22...
  19. Misc. Professional Racing
    With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one...
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