Volkswagen is currently testing it’s new Volskwagen Golf GTD, a turbodiesel performance variant of it’s hot hatch Volkswagen Golf.


The Volkswagen Golf already has a TDI version featuring a 2.0 litre TDI engine making 140 horsepower. It’s rumoured that the Volkswagen Golf GTD will feature an upgraded version of the same 2.0 litre engine fitted with Bosch’s super high pressure Piezo injectors, and numerous other upgrades to reveal new figures of 170 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Pretty nice numbers there. Volkswagen is a company that truly believes in diesel as the way of the future as opposed to petrol-electric hybrids. They’re really focused on improving turbodiesel technology, as evident with their Volkswagen EcoRacer concept which runs a 1.5 litre TDI making 138hp, almost as much as what the standard 2.0 litre TDI makes. I wonder if the extre horsepower would be gained through twin-charging though.


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