The garstigste Golf

Wolfsburg, July 10, 2015

Why is there no racing version of the most popular car of all time? Now ?? eh ?? So ?? Put it this way: It could soon be a. VW has also occurred funny the racing-less existence of his father About Golf, thus allowed to the team of Volkswagen Motorsport are now building a very extroverted study. This is " evaluated " on a potential customer sport project out. Could take the racing Golf Touring Car Racer Series International ( TRC ) and right there is the Liqui Moly Team Engstler two of the broad race - Golfs already next weekend ( 11th to July 12th, 2015 ) at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg first test.

Golf - R engine and front-wheel drive

As a race car based on the MQB proven golf is 7. However, it looks like the Volkswagen Motorsport treatment from a small little different. Motorsport Director Jost Capito and his team took apart the entire interior and widened the chassis by 40 centimeters. Then they installed a new front splitter, a mistaken large carbon-fiber rear wing, a decent cage and an FIA - certified safety tank. The 2.0 - liter turbo comes from the current Golf R, here he does but 330 hp and 410 Newton meters. It is coupled to a six-speed DSG, but drives, unlike the most powerful production Golf at only the front wheels.

MQB even helps in Sport

" In developing the concept vehicle based on the Golf, we draw on resources within the Volkswagen Group ," said Capito. Translated, this means that this racing Golf and Seat Leon Cup Racer 're pretty similar. MQB in the fast lane, why not? The question is: If it is left in the study or the wide, fast Golf actually comes? VW says: " In order to accelerate the development, the concept car at the remaining four race weekends of the international TCR - series is tested under conditions of competition. " Sounds as if it meant the Wolfsburg seriously. What will it cost one season with the customer sport Golf, but is not yet known . ( sw )