THE NEW GOLF GTI TCR – THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S GTI MEETING AT WORTHERSEE

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Wednesday 9 May will see the largest GTI meeting in the world get underway. The location: Reifnitz am Wörthersee. Last year, 7,300 cars and around 125,000 visitors turned the Austrian town into the Mecca of the GTI world. Figures of this magnitude are expected again this year. Volkswagen will also present a special highlight to the participants and visitors: the new Golf GTI TCR, which is nearly ready for production. As a tribute to fans, the 290 PS GTI will be unveiled in a world première at Wörthersee. The future top model in the Golf GTI series, which has sold more than 2.2 million units worldwide, will be launched at the end of the year.

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The special edition is the road version of the two-time overall winner of the international TCR race series: the Golf GTI TCR of the same name. The touring racing car’s specs make the new top model a dominating presence: design, power and performance are intrinsic to the pure sports car doctrine. The turbo engine of the new Golf GTI TCR delivers the 290 PS (213 kW) mentioned above at between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm. The TSI balances its maximum torque of 370 Nm towards the front axle in a speed range of 1,600 rpm; this value remains consistently high up to 4,300 rpm. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and a front axle differential lock (both standard) are responsible for power transmission and excellent traction.

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The maximum speed is 250 km/h, but can be increased to 264 km/h as stated above by opting to remove the electronic Vmax limiter. This makes the new GTI TCR the fastest Golf GTI of the current model range. Thanks to its drive performance, the production car achieves similar ranges as the 275 kW / 350 PS Golf GTI TCR racing car.

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With more than 2.2 million units sold, the Golf GTI2-5 has become one of the world’s most successful compact sports cars. It all started life in 1976 as a 110 PS front-wheel drive car, which made high driving dynamics affordable. Originally, only 5,000 cars of the original GTI were to be built – 4,400 times as many have now been produced.

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Škoda Fabia R5 Combi at Wörthersee GTI Meeting

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ŠKODA is revealing its sporty side at the legendary 34th GTI Meeting in Wörthersee from 13 to 16 May. The brand is presenting no less than five exciting ŠKODA sports cars at the cult event, including four sporty versions of the ŠKODA Fabia and the racy ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 230. Visitors can also look forward to some great racing action with mini racing cars in ‘ŠKODA’s Crazy Rally Ride’. As many as 200,000 tuning and motorsport enthusiasts are expected to attend the event open until Sunday.

The ŠKODA Fabia R5 came to Wörthersee straight after the model’s very first race. Three weeks ago, ŠKODA’s brand new racing car celebrated its dazzling world premiere with a triumphant victory at the opening of this year’s Czech Rally Championship. The model features some ultramodern technology, including the 1.6-litre turbo engine, all-wheel-drive, sequential five-speed transmission and McPherson struts.

ŠKODA’s designers have reinterpreted the Fabia R5 as an estate model to create the surprising ŠKODA Fabia R5 Combi show car, with highlights including the green, white and black paint job, 18-inch alloys, powerful bumpers, flared mudguards and doorsills, as well as a huge rear spoiler.

 

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Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Technology Concept Car : Premiere at Wörthersee

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Wide add-on parts, a powerful rear wing and a power output of 441 kW (600 hp) – the Audi TT clubsport turbo impresses with its power and design. From May 13 to 16, Audi is showing its technology concept car on the Wörthersee Tour in the Austrian town of Reifnitz. The inspiration for the show car came from the successful Audi 90 IMSA GTO of the late 1980s. A new technology is making its debut under the hood. The car’s electric biturbo adds even more dynamism to the driving experience with its spontaneous response.

The Audi TT clubsport turbo has a power-boosted 2.5 TFSI engine with very impressive performance data. From 2,480 cc of displacement, the five-cylinder engine produces 441 kW (600 hp) of power and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque.  More than 600 Nm of torque is available between 3,000 and 7,000 rpm. This means that it produces 176 kW (240 hp) and 260 Nm (191.8 lb-ft) per liter of displacement. Power is transferred via a manual six-speed transmission.

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Thanks to systematic lightweight design, the TT clubsport turbo show car has an unladen weight of just 1,396 kg (3,077.7 lb). The car completes the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds, and its top speed is 310 km/h (192.6 mph). The TT clubsport turbo plays out its big advantage over the first few meters of a sprint. Its electrically driven compressor lets it cover up to 16 meters (52.5 ft) within the first 2.5 seconds – which is six meters (19.7 ft) further than a comparable car without this innovation. That is a difference of around one and one-half car lengths.

A protective “cage” of ultra-high-strength titanium tubes makes the rear zone of the interior even more rigid and safe. In front, there are lightweight race car bucket seats with four-point harnesses. The display and operating concept with the digital Audi virtual cockpit focuses on the driver, who can control all key driving parameters via four satellite buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.

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Sporty materials such as CFRP and black Alcantara define the interior of the Audi TT clubsport turbo. The race seats are upholstered in coral orange Alcantara and feature contrasting stitching and piping. In the doors and on the center console, CFRP parts with their large surfaces create sporty accents, and the doors are closed by pulling on a tube-shaped grip with an Alcantara inlay. The air vents and gear shifter also have coral orange accents – the aluminum  gear shift lever travels in an open shift gate.

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World Premiere of the GTI Roadster at Wörthersee

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The inventor of the Golf GTI is presenting in a world premiere at the legendary GTI meeting at Wörthersee a show car which was originally created as a purely computer generated car in bits and bytes for the PlayStation®3 classic “Gran Turismo 6” (“GT6” developed by Polyphony Digital Inc.): the “GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo”.

Powered by a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine the two-seat convertible produces a power of 370 kW / 503 PS. The V6 TSI develops a maximum torque of 560 Nm between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm; 500 Nm of that torque is already available at 2,000 rpm in the direct-injection petrol engine. The enormous power of the TSI is transferred to the 20-inch wheel-tyre combination via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and all-wheel drive system (4MOTION). The lightweight 1420 kg super sports car reaches 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. V/max: 309 km/h!

Designing the “GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo”, Volkswagen revolutionized the visual concept of the “Design Vision GTI” concept car that was presented at Wörthersee in 2013. It was further developed, reinvented and sent into the future as a roadster. Despite its extreme modifications, the “Design Vision GTI”, with a top speed of 300 km/h, had a very homogeneous appearance – as though it might start in a car race tomorrow.

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Sporty Convertible ŠKODA CitiJet Official Debut at Wörthersee

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The study is the result of the ‘ŠKODA Apprentice Car’ project. The official premiere of the dynamic two-seater CitiJet takes place at the 33rd GTI Fan Meet at Wörthersee at end of May (28 to 31 May).

CitiJet is a very personal vehicle project of 2 young ladies and 14 young men since November 2013. The apprentices have been given free rein in their creativity. ŠKODA Chief Designer, Jozef Kabaň and his team have provided support along the way, and the project is nearing completion. The stage is set for the ŠKODA CitiJet, which will celebrate its premiere at the end of May at the GTI Fan Meet.

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The ŠKODA CitiJet is a dynamically and expressively-designed city convertible based on the ŠKODA Citigo. The exterior stands out with its striking metallic finish in blue and white, and sporty blue-finish 16-inch alloy wheels. There is also a hand-made rear spoiler and a powerful exhaust with two tailpipes. A 1.0 MPI petrol engine with 55 kW (75 hp) is to be found under the bonnet.

The sporty interior is based on the interior of the special edition ŠKODA Citigo SPORT. This includes the red-hemmed, leather 3-spoke steering wheel, as well as the leather-covered handbrake and gearstick. The seat covers and floor mats are fitted out with the ‘Sports’ fabric design, and the instrument panel is finished in red and white. In addition, a special sound system has been installed with an output of 300 watts. The blue LED interior lighting system even responds to music.

Source:  Škoda  Video: Škoda via You Tube