286bhp VW Golf GTI TCR

For the second time in a row, the VW GTI “Coming Home” meeting will be taking place in Wolfsburg. GTI fans and enthusiast will gain access to the event area in the Volkswagen Arena and the Autostadt from 10 am on 1st September 2018.

Until the next GTI meet in Wörthersee (Austria) in May 2019, Volkswagen is expected to invite fans to join them in Wolfsburg at the end of the summer. A special GTI procession is also expected to highlight. Fans can also drive their own VW GTIs through Volkswagen's plant where the first Golf GTI rolled off the production line in 1976.

Volkswagen is also hosting the German première of the Golf GTI TCR Concept 1. The vehicle was first presented at Wörthersee in May 2018, with 290 PS and a top speed of 264 km/h, the concept vehicle is one of the fastest GTIs form the factory.

Due to the emissions regulations, the entry GTI will only come as standard with the previous GTI Performance Pack’s 242bhp engine, while the new TCR will slip under the flagship Golf R which produces 286bhp, which also lost around 10bhp thanks to the new regulations. 

With an addition to the mechanical upgrades, the TCR also sits 20mm lower than the standard GTI, integrating adaptive dampers as standard on new 19-inch alloy wheels bespoke to the TCR and only available in a gloss black finish. The bodywork has also had an extended front splitter, side sills and rear diffuser.

The event opens at 10:00 am with programmes scheduled to commence with the official welcome on the main stage Arena at 11:00 am.

Historic Golf and Beetle buses will travel between the Volkswagen Arena and the Autostadt, providing visitors access to both areas. The Autostadt event arena will open at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm.

The GTI procession through the plant that is planned for the afternoon will pass through the east gate via the central route down Mittelstrasse to Südstrasse, past the Brand Tower and on to the Kraftwerk. Vehicles will be required to register on site to take part in the procession, which will be open to up to 250 vehicles. If there are more people interested than places available, the time of registration on site will be used as the determining factor for participation.

Parking spaces right next to the stadium will be available exclusively for GTI drivers. Further will be signposted in the vicinity of the arena. Parking will be free and will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

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