This Version of the Volkswagen Golf R is Designed For Speed

 - Jul 14, 2015
References: volkswagen-motorsport & gizmag
The Volkswagen Golf R isn't normally the kind of vehicle you would associate with racing, but the German automaker has in fact taken this vehicle and converted it into a 325 horsepower racing machine designed specifically for the Touringcar Racer International Series.

This vehicle is based on the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf R and is powered by an updated version of the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine used in the Golf R. Rather than putting out 296 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque like the road-focused version, the racer offers 325 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque.

This vehicle goes to show how smart engineering and design can lead to the conversion of seemingly harmless cars into lean, mean racing machines.