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Volkswagen reveals Golf GTI TCR Concept

by Justin King

This Golf can hit 164 mph if buyers opt to have the speed limiter removed.

Volkswagen has revealed the Golf GTI TCR Concept, a production-bound special edition that makes its official debut at the Wörthersee festival.

Inspired by the TCR race car, the roadgoing version is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 286 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque from 1,600 rpm. Power is delivered to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and limited-slip differential.

"The factory-set maximum speed is 155 mph, but this can be increased to 164 mph by opting to remove the electronic top-speed limiter," VW promises.

The delimited GTI TCR also brings a sports chassis setting and DCC adaptive damping.

The new flagship GTI model features standard 18-inch forged wheels with newly designed 19-inch alloys as an option. The package also integrates drilled brake rotors with red calipers and upgraded pads, along with a new front bumper and front splitter.

The car is "almost ready for production" but a specific arrival date and price tag have yet to be confirmed.