Volkswagen reveals Golf GTI TCR Concept

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 W├Ârthersee 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.

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