The Mk7.5 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept, which first made its debut at last year’s Wörtherseetreffen event in Austria, has finally gone on sale in Germany. Prices start from 38,950 euros (RM182.5k), and it can be had with track-ready semi slicks, if you so fancy.

To start, the Golf GTI TCR – the name was derived from two-time overall winner of the international TCR racing – features a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine that’s tuned to deliver 290 PS and 370 Nm of torque. Power is channeled to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox, and it features a front-axle differential lock.

Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5.6 seconds, while top speed is electronically capped at 250 km/h. Owners can choose to have the Vmax upgraded to 260 km/h, too. With that, it gains two extra radiators to help keep things cool. Comparatively, the Golf R puts out 290 PS and 380 Nm, and with 4Motion all-wheel drive, it manages the century sprint in 5.1 seconds.

Moving on – the Golf GTI TCR gets perforated brake discs, driving profile selection, premium front sport seats with a new microfibre/fabric design, seat belts with red edging plus an exclusive sports steering wheel. Just like the racing series, the leather is specially imprinted (perforated leather) at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions as well as with a red mark at 12 o’clock.

As standard, it comes with the 18-inch Belvedere forged wheels (or 18-inch Milton Keynes as an alternative), black exterior mirror caps, sill extensions, front splitter, TCR roof spoiler and a rear diffuser. As a bonus, the TCR logo is projected onto the ground when the front doors are opened.

If you want a more personalised look, you can opt for the new honeycomb decor foil for the side panels, carbon door mirror caps, a black painted roof, as well as various 19-inch alloy wheels, which is sold as a separate package.

The first package (2,350 euros, RM11k) includes Reifnitz 19-inch rims with 235/35 tyres, the Vmax upgrade, a sportier rear damping system and Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive chassis control system. The second package (3,200 euros, RM15k) includes Pretoria 19-inch rims with 235/35 profile racetrack-ready sports tyres (semi-slicks), and includes the sports dampers and DCC. This package also includes additional wheel locks with expanded anti-theft protection.

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