The New Golf (2017)

PhireSide

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250kph can never be slow even for that power.
Maybe I am used to motorcycles then. It is scary that 250kph on a modern superbike is easily achievable. That said the power required to get to 250kph as opposed to 200kph is a lot more since the force required to overcome the wind resistance rises exponentially. Still, it's weird to think that my 91kW car can do 200kph, yet more than doubling the kW figure only nets ~50kph more :)
 

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Maybe I am used to motorcycles then. It is scary that 250kph on a modern superbike is easily achievable. That said the power required to get to 250kph as opposed to 200kph is a lot more since the force required to overcome the wind resistance rises exponentially. Still, it's weird to think that my 91kW car can do 200kph, yet more than doubling the kW figure only nets ~50kph more :)
The golf will get to 200 a lot faster than your 91kw car though. It will also feel solid at those speeds where your car most probably won't.
 

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I haven't had a Golf at 200 so it's hard to tell. Been in a Lumina and a 325i once before and on a Baby 'Blade, but I swore it off and said never again, not even on a track.

I don't think I have speed in my blood :D
 

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept

At the 2018 GTI Meeting at Wörthersee, Volkswagen presented a new milestone in the history of the cult compact car to Golf GTI fans: the VW Golf GTI TCR, which has a top speed of 264 km/h and is almost ready for production. The special edition is a road version, derived for the series, of the racing car of the same name and two-time overall winner of the international TCR race series. The successful touring racing car's specs make the new top model a dominating presence: design, power and performance are intrinsic to the pure sports car doctrine. The 2.0 litre turbo engine of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR delivers 213 kW / 290 PS (at 5,000 to 6,800 rpm). The maximum torque of 370 Nm lies between 1,600 and 4,300 rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels as standard via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and a locking differential. The factory-set maximum speed is 250 km/h, but this can be increased to 264 km/h as mentioned above by opting to remove the electronic Vmax limiter. Wherever the digital speedometer needle (standard Active Info Display) stops, the newly developed roof edge spoiler ensures the necessary downforce at the rear axle. The new Golf GTI TCR is expected to be launched at the end of 2018.

It brakes as well as it accelerates

Numerous individual features add to the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR's sporty character and robust look. The new top Golf GTI model has 18-inch "Belvedere" forged wheels from the Wolfsburg plant as standard. the newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels are optionally available. Lurking behind the large alloy wheels are perforated brake discs together with special brake calipers and pads to slow racing fans down just as confidently as the role model on the racetrack.

Stainless steel or titanium exhaust system

To ensure sufficient cooling for the high engine performance, the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR features two extra radiators in the front, as in the Golf R2/3. The stainless steel exhaust system and end pipes are also tuned for higher performance. Optionally, the Golf GTI TCR exhales with a titanium exhaust system from Akrapovi, which is currently only available for the all-wheel drive Golf R. In the GTI TCR, it replaces the standard system from the particulate filter for petrol engines and bears the logo of the renowned manufacturer Akrapovi on the tailpipe cover. Always on board too: The front-axle locking differential well known from the Golf GTI Performance (optimising traction and handling on fast bends) and the driving profile selection with the modes "ECO", "NORMAL", "SPORT" and "INDIVIDUAL". The latter enables the specific tuning of the steering, engine performance curve and gearbox as well as (optional) Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).

https://www.netcarshow.com/volkswagen/2018-golf_gti_tcr_concept/

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New (213 kW) Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept revealed!

Volkswagen has officially revealed its new Golf GTI TCR Concept at the annual GTI Meeting at Wörthersee, saying the show car is “almost ready for production”.

As we’ve previously reported, the special-edition Golf GTI will be positioned as a road-going version of the racing car with which it shares a name.

Billed as the new flagship Golf GTI, the new model employs the Wolfsburg-based brand’s familiar turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder, but tuned to deliver 213 kW (between 5 000 and 6 800 r/min) and 370 N.m (from 1 600 to 4 300 r/min), up on the standard GTI’s 169 kW and 350 N.m.

This increased oomph is directed to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a limited-slip differential. While the factory-set maximum speed is 250 km/h, this can be upped to 264 km/h by opting to remove the electronic top-speed limiter (making it the fastest Golf GTI ever).

The Golf GTI TCR runs on 18-inch “Belvedere” forged alloys, with newly designed 19-inch alloys as an option. These wheels frame chunky perforated brake discs with special callipers and pads “designed to slow the production vehicle just as effortlessly as the race car”.

A optional package pushing the performance of the Golf GTI TCR even higher, with the removal of the speed limiter and the availability of 19-inch wheels, also includes a sports chassis setting and adaptive damping.

The most powerful GTI yet features a model-specific front bumper that feeds air into the vehicle’s two additional radiators and also features a sharply contoured front splitter. A new side-skirt extension is continued through the rear of the car, joining the distinctively designed diffuser and the integrated exhaust tailpipes. TCR lettering above the side-skirts is also featured, along with optional GTI-style honeycomb trim for the side of the vehicle.

Inside, the sport seats have model-specific microfibre and fabric covers, with a red central motif that is repeated with the contrast stitching on the steering wheel and shifter. When the doors are opened, the TCR logo is projected on to the ground and the stainless steel rocker trim has a red illuminated element.

“At the moment, the Golf GTI TCR Concept – an athlete derived from racing – is a study. But at the end of the year, we want to make this GTI vision come true,” confirmed Jürgen Stackmann, sales, board of management of Volkswagen AG.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-213-kw-volkswagen-golf-gti-tcr-concept-revealed/
 

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Volkswagen announces 'Most Powerful GTI'

Volkswagen has used the annual Worthersee Festival to showcase a new Golf GTI Concept, which will spawn a road-going production version. Let's meet the Golf GTI TCR Concept
Named after the European Touring Car Racing series, the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept boasts a top speed of 263 kph and the big news is that Volkswagen has confirmed that its almost ready for production. Essentially, what you're seeing here is the road-going version of the racing car, which makes for exciting reading.

Jürgen Stackmann, Sales, Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, said: “At the moment, the Golf GTI TCR Concept – an athlete derived from racing – is a study. But at the end of the year, we want to make this GTI vision come true.” Under the skin lurks a modified version of the EA888 turbocharged 2.0-litre motor, ramped up to produce 213 kW and 370 Nm. All that grunt goes to the front wheels via a standard 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The vehicle also features a limited-slip differential.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR features 18-inch “Belvedere” forged aluminum-alloy wheels as standard, with newly designed 19-inch alloys as an option. For performance stopping power, perforated brake discs together with special callipers and pads are fitted. For those wanting even more, drivers can opt for a package that removes the speed limiter, adds on the bigger wheels, a sports chassis setting and adaptive damping.

You'll be able to stop the most powerful GTI with its new front bumper and contoured front splitter. There are new side skirts, rear diffuser and exhaust tailpipes. TCR lettering is featured and you can opt for GTI-style honeycomb trim for the side of the new GTI TCR. Inside, there are new-look sports seats with special stitching on the steering wheel and gear shifter.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/volkswagen-announces-most-powerful-gti/44988/
 

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WATCH VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI UNDERGO THE ‘MOOSE TEST’…

Not too long ago, we shared a video of the new BMW X2 (in front-wheel-drive form) being subjected to the controversial “Moose Test”. And now the Volkswagen Golf GTI has also undergone this extreme handling evaluation.

Yes, the folks over at km77 have turned their attention to the facelifted Golf GTI, putting the hot hatch through one of the toughest handling tests, which is designed to simulate an animal suddenly running in front of a moving vehicle.

As we pointed out in that X2 story, though, whereas the Swedes usually perform the evaluation at about 60 km/h, this test from the Spaniards is conducted at slightly higher speeds.

Watch the video above and you’ll see the Golf GTI (in this case in manual and running on 19-inch alloys wrapped in 225/35 R19 rubber) being put through the test first at 73 km/h, then at 75 km/h and finally at 77 km/h (although it failed to complete the manoeuvre at the latter speed).

Interestingly, and as can been seen above, km77 reported that the Golf GTI “reacted abruptly” to steering inputs, with the second movement of the steering wheel prompting significant oversteer.

The Spanish publication speculated that this “may be because the stability control [set to normal] intervenes very little during the manoeuvre, something that seems corroborated because the car does not lose much speed during the exercise”.

Watch the clip above (take note that the commentary is in Spanish)…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/watch-volkswagen-golf-gti-undergo-the-moose-test/

[video=youtube_share;Y0m_JPqMfxA]https://youtu.be/Y0m_JPqMfxA[/video]
Interesting, my suv faired better
 

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What's the best electric car? 2018 Nissan Leaf vs Renault Zoe vs VW e-Golf review | What Car?

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2018 Volkswagen GTI – Still The BEST Daily Driver You Can Buy - Redline Reviews

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End of the line for 169 kW version of Volkswagen Golf GTI?

A fresh report out of Australia suggests that Volkswagen is set to globally discontinue the 169 kW version of the turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder engine used in the current Golf GTI.

According to CarAdvice, the 169 kW/350 N.m Golf GTI – which is currently offered in South Africa in DSG guise – is set to go out of production thanks to the looming changes to European emissions testing standards.

Of course, the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is also expected to claim the scalps of a handful of other high-performance models, including the F80-generation BMW M3 and V12-powered M760Li, as well as the Peugeot 308 GTi.

VW Australia has confirmed that the 169 kW Golf GTI will be replaced in that market by the Golf GTI Performance, which generates 180 kW/370 N.m and employs a seven-speed wet-clutch DSG (as opposed to the six-speeder in the current GTI), uprated ventilated brakes and an electro-mechanical front differential lock.

Will Volkswagen South Africa follow suit and offer the Golf GTI Performance (which is a claimed two-tenths quicker to 100 km/h than the 169 kW model, at 6,2 seconds) as standard on SA shores? Well, the local arm of the Munich-based automaker would tell CARmag.co.za only that “no decision has been taken” in this regard, so we’ll simply have to wait and see…

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/end-of-the-line-for-169-kw-version-of-volkswagen-golf-gti/
 

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VW Golf GTI vs Polo GTI vs Up GTI which is the most fun? - Parkers

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Alex on Autos review of the Golf GTI

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