Oettinger TCR Germany Street – a 355bhp VW Golf GTI

German tuning house Oettinger has treated a VW GTI to a host of upgrades, which has been revealed at the 2018 Wörthersee meet.

Renowned German tuner Oettinger has unveiled its TCR Germany Street, which is based on the current VW Golf GTI, at the 2018 Wörthersee GTI festival. In keeping with the event theme, Oettinger’s latest creation adopts a custom look and features a raft of modifications.

Work on the Mk7.5 GTI’s eminently tunable EA888 engine has boosted power and torque to 355bhp and 347lb ft respectively – up 128bhp and 89lb ft over the standard GTI – though Oettinger has so far neglected to detail how exactly it realised these substantial gains. That said, such increases are conceivable when you consider Oettinger offers higher-specification packages that claim to take the 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder past 450bhp.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Subscribe now and get your first 5 issues for £5 or buy the latest issue in all good newsagents!

> VW Golf GTI review

Oettinger has disclosed performance figures for the TCR Germany Street, however: 0-62mph takes just over five seconds – placing the car on a par with a Golf R – and the top speed is 170mph. To haul the car down from such speeds, 380mm ventilated brake discs have been fitted all-round, sitting behind 20-inch wheels wrapped in low profile tyres.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

It’s not just power that’s swelled, though. A pumped-up bodykit widens the car by 80mm with new front and rear wings. Further visual and aero enhancements include the functional-vented bonnet, roof-mounted spoiler, front splitter and side skirts. It’s safe to say that the standard GTI’s discreet, Q-car aesthetic is gone. 

Inside, fewer changes have been imparted. The only one to note is the installation of racier, Recaro seats, which are better bolstered and lighter than the standard-fit items.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/volkswagen/golf-gti/22937/abt-launches-upgrade-pack-for-volkswagen-golf-gti-tcr
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

Abt launches upgrade pack for Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

26 Jul 2019
Visit/volkswagen/golf-gti/22866/new-2020-mk8-volkswagen-golf-gti-spied-for-the-first-time
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

New 2020 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied for the first time

9 Jul 2019
Visit/volkswagen/golf-gti/22186/volkswagen-golf-gti-tcr-review-an-appropriate-mk7-send-off
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR review

28 Jan 2019
Visit/volkswagen/golf-gti
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI review

24 Jan 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/porsche/911/201958/porsche-911-gt3-vs-gt3-rs-vs-gt2-rs-track-battle
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 GT3 vs GT3 RS vs GT2 RS - track battle

Porsche’s GT3, GT3 RS and GT2 RS are the most hardcore of the 911 breed, but pitched head‑to‑head which will we crown champion?
15 Nov 2019
Visit/ferrari/201950/new-ferrari-roma-612bhp-198mph-gt-car-joins-the-range
Ferrari

New Ferrari Roma: 612bhp, 198mph GT car joins the range

Ferrari has expanded its GT car range with the V8 powered Ferrari Roma
14 Nov 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
15 Nov 2019
Visit/features/22907/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-col-de-turini
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019