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Here’s the fastest VW GTI Golf ever – the 286hp TCR road version

Have you been thinking of getting yourself a hardcore Volkswagen Golf GTI? Well, if you have, you might want to hear this first - the track-only TCR version is going to receive a road-legal equivalent in the near future. Watch out for the Golf GTI TCR as it makes its debut on May 9 during the annual GTI meeting, which will be held at Worthersee. Without a surprise, this will be billed as a special edition model. Therefore, there is a good chance it will end up being a limited run hot hatch.

Right now, the only part of the car we could really see would be a section of the car’s rear end, and it is only through an appealing digital sketch that shows off the aggressive fins of the diffuser flanked by a pair of huge exhaust tips. By the looks of it, it seems like the Golf GTI TCR has full LED taillights and it rides on what seems like a set of 18 inch wheels.

Under the hood, you’ll find a turbocharged 2.0 liter gasoline engine dialed to carry out as much as 286 horsepower (213 kilowatts) from 6,800 rpm as well as a peak torque of 273 pound feet (370 Newton metres) that starts from 1,600 rpm. This engine will be paired to a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox offered as standard equipment, together with the front axle differential lock. Just to remind you, the track ready model is still a lot more powerful with 345 horsepower and 310 pound feet (420 Nm) of torque.

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Audi E-Tron Prototype has been spotted towing the Vision Gran Turismo to Worthersee

To make the annual Worthersee Meet more interesting, Audi decided that that they should electrify the event. And that’s why they brought in a prototype Audi E-tron Quattro towing the E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo Concept. It’s interesting to see two models that represent the company’s future at an event that largely celebrates an iconic model from VW Group’s history.

Firstly, the E-Tron Quattro will be Audi’s first dedicated electric vehicle, which is scheduled to be sold in Europe by the end of the year. In fact, the automaker has already been testing the 250-member fleet of the said model around the world as a means to build buzz and to work out the final details.

Right now, the electric crossover is equipped with a 95 kilowatt hour battery pack that enables the car to drive as far as 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) in the new WLTP driving cycle. As for the powertrain, specs aren’t as clear but the electric motors allegedly produce a total of 435 horsepower (320 kilowatts) or 503 horsepower (379 kilowatts) when there is a temporary power boost.

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VW Golf GTE Concept featured at 2017 Worthersee Tour

Volkswagen's yearly Worthersee affair that happens in Austria is considered a hotbed for all types of cars from the German company's long and renowned history. Most of the gathering features modified vehicles that have been crafted by its owners with much passion, but when the German automaker itself will join the modification game, it pretty much translates to interesting outputs. For this year, VW has finally divulged the anticipated details of the 2 cars that will be displayed at the said affair- an estate version of GTE hybrid and the over 400hp Golf GTI that bears the label "First Decade".

Hybrid vehicles seem to be the main course for Volkswagen at the Worthersee event, as after displaying the electrified GTI First Decade and Golf FTE Estate ImpulsE creation, the guys from Wolfsburg also showed the Golf GTE Concept. The one-off version will show off a solid paint based on the currently modified production model, and it have a rather unique name.

Dubbed the Electric White Mother of Pearl Effect, this look is further highlighted by its black and blue finish. It also boasts of 2 tone 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels that have an identical black and blue motif, further supported with bulky 17-inch perforated discs fitted with calipers that has been painted in GTE Blue. The diffuser and the twin exhaust tips were procured from the GTI hot hatch, and the roof-mounted rear spoiler was from the hotter Golf GTI Clubsport.

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New Audi A5 Sportback G-Tron in special wrap seen at 2017 Worthersee Meeting

The largest gathering of Volkswagen and Audi cars in Europe is underway, and the German premium carmaker is displaying the third model of its G-Tron range at the 2017 Worthersee Meeting wrapped in special finish and with apparent aesthetic tweaks.

Audi unveiled the production version of the new Audi A5 Sportback G-Tron at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Before the model’s eventual introduction to the market in early summer, Audi is making sure that the new G-Tron car gains more attention from the public by showcasing a one-off variant at the Worthersee Meeting.

The A5 Sportback G-Tron at Worthersee sports a customized two-tone exterior to make it more appealing. However, it isn’t a fully modified unit, unlike the VW GTI First Decade concept that is also being displayed at the event. Around two-thirds – starting from the front end -- of the exterior of this one-off A5 Sportback G-Tron is wrapped in dark grey finish. It then blends with a honeycomb blue finish on the rear side doors. This finish completely dominates the rear end of the one-off A5 Sportback G-Tron.

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At this year’s Worthersee gathering, Volkswagen will be revealing a total of four vehicles: two of which are apprentice-designed GTI and GTE concepts, while the other two are unique VW cars of the company itself. These are the sweet Golf GTI and the hot Golf R.

Oettinger, a German based tuning company,sharpens the Golf MKVII GTI’s current look with a unique aerodynamic body kit. The kit comes with a new front spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, a quad tailpipe just by the diffuser, and a roof-mounted spoiler with open racing flaps.

Under the hood is a standard 2.0 liter engine, or the 2.0 liter diesel engine for the GTD, that works with the added quad exhaust system. For an engine upgrade, Oettinger can do the work for you and maximize the engine power to 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) for an extra cost. This is a huge jump from the standard which only produces 210 horsepower (156 kilowatts).

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Volkswagen intends to leave the crowd in awe at the Worthersee Meeting (Wortherseetreffen) – the largest VW and Audi car show in Europe – with its new GTI Worthersee concept.

It has been 10 years since VW started its famed show car projects at Worthersee. To celebrate those 10 years, the 10th and latest GTI Worthersee concept was promptly named VW Golf GTI First Decade. This is the first GTI to feature a hybrid drive system – a combination of a conventional engine and an electric motor.

A petrol mill delivers 410 PS (300 kW) of power output to the front wheels while a 48-volt electric motor provides 12 kW of propulsive power to the rear wheels. Interestingly, these two drive systems could operate separately, which means the new VW Golf GTI First Decade could be driven conventionally, or in pure electric mode. Of course, the engine and electric could operate together for an all-wheel drive experience.

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For the 2014 Worthersee Festival in Austria that begins on May 28th, Volkswagen prepared the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo, a supercar developed for the well-known Gran Turismo videogame on PlayStation. The new GTI Roadster Vision follows the same path as the Design Vision GTI, that was introduced back in 2013, which means it uses the Golf GTI Design DNA in order to create a strong sporting statement.

The concept car is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo VR6 TSI engine that generates 503 hp and 665 Nm (491 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is bolted to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission that delivers the power through the permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive system and offers incredibly fast shifts on the racetrack.

New concept car features an impressive design and the first look shows us a front end dominated by the big air intake, vertical LED daytime running lights and stylish headlights. The well-known red stripe that is featured on all Golf GTI models is also present.

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After the Polo GTI and Golf GTI, news has been pouring in from the Austrian Worthersee GTI conference and this time it about the latest Golf GTI VI study that came about from a shared project of five VW apprentices, namely Stefan Becker (22), Mehmet Cosgun (20), Saskia Muller (20) and Michael Riefenberg (19).

The car study, which is called the Golf GTI Street, a modified hot hatch, highlights a number of mechanical and styling improvements consisting of a more potent variant of the 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant that has been adjusted to yield 301hp up from 210hp from the standard model.

The four-cylinder unit is coupled to a six-speed manual. The handling of the Golf GTI has been improved by tuning the suspension that is currently equipped with a hydraulic height adjustment element together with the addition of a larger stopping system carried over from the Golf R32. The car sits atop 190inch BBS alloy wheels clothed in tires measuring 225/35 R19 by Pirelli.

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