2015 Volkswagen Golf Concept Shows What Confidence Means
Volkswagen demonstrates a special concept vehicle, based on the seventh generation Golf. It is a 330 hp (242 kW) machine, constructed with accordance of all TCR regulations. And in order to accelerate the creation of the vehicle, the Golf concept will be tested in special conditions before and after the upcoming 2016 race season. Furthermore, Volkswagen, along with their partner Liqui Moly Team Engstler will run two vehicles at the 8th round of Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR) at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
Golf Concept and its offerings
Now, let's talk about the vehicle itself. At first sight the Golf Concept looks confident, massive and ready for the track. Just look at the widened front and rear and you will know what I mean. Obviously the Volkswagen team went for fully sporty affair without any compromises. They didn't even make any graphics or anything alike. The engineering team decided to focus on the widened with 40 centimeters chassis, the rear wing and the overall aerodynamic body. The inside also follows this particular sporty affair with its enforced cabin, head protector and safety tank. Sport, sport, sport. And again sport.
The heart of the Golf Concept is a mighty four-cylinder powerplant, DSG gearbox and especially designed racing chassis. Definitely Volkswagen team didn't go only for visual effects. Furthermore, the MQB platform also offers extended list of goodies and upgrades. The 2.0-liter engine with direct injection is in fact, the top sport model from the Golf R and produces a total of 330 hp (243 kW) and 410 Nm of torque.
And now, in order to finish quickly its development, the Golf Concept will be tested in numerous road conditions and will remain throughout all the four weeks in the TCR series. Furthermore, the Liqui Moly Team Engstler will take care for running the car during the remaining tests.
Another Concept and another occasion for celebration. The vehicle really looks good, confident and we also expect some nice race results. But this will be tested by time itself.