New Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

The New Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has completed successful TCR touring car comparison tests in Spain.

Before this, five cars were delivered to customers. The New VW Golf GTi TCR’s have been put through their paces in a two day test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Engstler Motorsport from Germany and the W-Racing Team from Belgium, who are entered in the TCR International Series in 2016, took to the racetrack for the first time with the new 330-bhp VW Golf GTi TCR.

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As well as getting to grips with the new car, this programme included a Balance-of-Performance test (BOP). This means performance is monitored, car measurements are taken and the car's centre of gravity noted. Acceleration and deceleration tests are also undertaken by an official TCR driver at the wheel. The data gathered in the BOP is analysed and used to achieve a similar level of performance between the cars of different manufacturers, thus ensuring everyone has the same chance of winning. However, this task proved far from easy as heavy rain repeatedly disrupted the two test days.