The newest version of the Volkswagen Golf is not aimed towards families looking for a practical ride with a low fuel consumption and it is actually the opposite of this.
The model in question is nothing more than a race car concept which has been created by Volkswagen Motorsport. This is bringing an aggressive and aerodynamic body kit which is definitely helping it stand out from the regular versions, bringing the front splitter, the larger air intakes, the extended wheel arches, the new side skirts, the rear wing made out of carbon fiber, the new rear diffuser, the 18-inch racing wheels and a dual exhaust system.
“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,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito. “When developing the Golf-based concept car, we are able to fall back on the resources at Volkswagen. This reduces both development time and costs. We will also use the rest of the season to test the car under competitive conditions and evaluate a possible customer racing project from 2016.”
The new Volkswagen Golf Race Car Concept is also coming with a stripped out interior design. Here we can find the Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, the roll cage and a racing seat. Under its hood, the 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine has been fitted. This is capable of producing a total output of 330 HP (243 kW) and a peak torque of 410 Nm (302 lb-ft), being connected to a DSG transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. No performance figures have been announced on it at the time.