The crew from FCP Euro are at it again. It was just the other day that the well-known parts supplier and its race development division showcased the ultra rare one of one Mk3 Golf that was simply dubbed as the A59, a car created back in 1993 by Volkswagen. The car’s claim to fame is that the first production model of the GTI to make more power was the Mk7 R, giving the A59 over 20 years as being the most powerful factory-built Golf. It featured a turbocharged 4-pot, an electronically controlled 6-speed transmission and an all-wheel drive setup. If that car made it to production we’d be seeing Audi S3 owners aspiring to own a modern GTI over the S3, well we reckon anyway. The FCP Euro techs and mechanics from the motorsport division build and own some amazing cars, and one sort of recent build that ended in their possession for a detailed look as well as driving impressions is the amazing Mk8 TCR. We were meant to see this car in 2020, but after Volkswagen decided to pull out of the SRO TC America series the TCR project was canned.
Take a look at the comprehensive and detailed video that delves deep into the Mk8 GTI racecar project that could have been but never was, the FCP Euro-developed Mk8 GTI TCR: The Car That Killed VW Motorsports - Driving and Tearing into the Mk8 Golf GTI TCR | FCP Euro
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