New Volkswagen Golf Race Car Engine Specs
Volkswagen has announced that it is developing its first racing car based on the seventh generation Golf model. It’s no surprise that the Golf, with it’s thrilling driving experience, was chosen to be redeveloped into a racing concept car, and the new Volkswagen Golf race car engine specs have equipped the vehicle to hit the tracks.
The engine under the hood of the Golf being developed by Volkswagen Motorsport is a four-cylinder engine with a six-speed DSG gearbox featuring shift paddles mounted to the steering wheel. The 2.0-liter turbo engine with direct fuel injection derives from the Golf R model, producing 330 horsepower and about 302 lb.-ft. of torque.
The interior has been redeveloped to protect the drive during racing conditions. The Golf race car interior features a racing seat with head protectors, a racing safety cell and safety tank. Outside the vehicle, certain design changes are evident, such as 18-inch racing rims, a wider chassis than the production Golf and a rear wing for better handling.
The Golf race car concept is intended to help Volkswagen determine the potential for a customer racing program in the future, for the 2016 season and beyond. The car will be tested under competitive racing conditions until the end of the current season.
The vehicle has been designed to meet Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR) regulations. The new TCR category is said to provide a platform for customer racing.
Check out some additional photos below to see just how great this Golf concept looks. For information related to the new Volkswagen Golf race car engine specs, be sure to continue checking back to the Neftin Volkswagen blog for any future updates that might be released.