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Photo: Volkswagen

Photo: Volkswagen

20 lucky owners are about to have a field day on the track this month as they'll be claiming ownership of a track-specific version of the Golf GTI. The Golf GTI TCR was developed by Volkswagen Motorsport who have already sold out of the car for the 2016 racing season. 

As you can see, the GTI TCR gets an aggressive overhaul with 18-inch racing wheels, a chassis that is 40cm wider than the standard Golf, carbon rear wing, and an aerodynamic front splitter. Power will come from a straight, 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 330 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque. 

That will get it from 0-62 in 5.2 seconds and will hit a top speed of 142 mph. Other features include a six-speed sequential racing gearbox with multi-disk sintered clutch, Macpherson struts, adjustable anti-roll bar in both the front and rear axle, and a strengthened production steel body. 

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