It’s that time of year again when thousands of Volkswagen GTI fans make their way to Austria for the famous Wörthersee meeting. For a number of years now, the Volkswagen has introduced a number of unique show cars at the world’s largest GTI meeting, and this year will be no exception.

The German automaker has announced it will reveal the Mk7.5-based Golf GTI TCR next week, and released a few teasers to get the people excited. Unlike the similarly-named race car unveiled in 2016 (later facelifted in 2018), this is a road-going model that is set to be launched at the end of the year.

Full details of the road-going Golf GTI TCR aren’t out yet, but we are told it will have a turbo engine (likely a 2.0 litre TSI) that churns out 290 PS at 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and 370 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm – only the latest Golf R and race car (350 PS) have more power. Drive is fed to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox and a front axle differential lock.

Volkswagen is quoting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, but this figure can be pushed to 264 km/h when the Vmax limiter is removed. As a result, it will be the “fastest Golf and generally the fastest Volkswagen licensed for use on public roads,” as the company puts it.