A couple of months ago, Volkswagen unveiled the all-new Golf GTI. The model is available for pre-sale, but deliveries are expected to start this fall. Until than, this is our first chance to see in flesh and bones the new GTI.
Yes, this is not a normal variant of the car, judging by the fact that it was developed to compete around the racetrack. The car was developed by Volkswagen Motorsport and its name is Golf 8 GTI GTC.
The model will compete in the 2020 Global Touring Cars (GTC) racing series in South Africa. This year, Volkswagen Motorsport will compete in two Golf GTI GTC. The cars will be driven by 2019 GTC champion Keagan Masters and Daniel Rowe, the 2016 GTC2 champion.
For now, there are not so many details about the performance modifications, but Volkswagen mentioned an all-new chrome moly tubular chassis (according to GTC rules) and an engine with more thant 200 kW matted to a locally developed 6-speed M-Trac Sequential Gearbox.