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Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17...

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR unveiled
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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR unveiled

The production version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been unveiled, and it looks identical to the concept car displayed at Worthersee event in May 2018. Under the bonnet the TCR has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 213kW of power to its name, up from 180kW available in the GTI Performance...


2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR revealed
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR revealed

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled its race-ready Veloster N TCR, aimed at customer racers and international behemoths alike, at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Set to take on hotted-up versions of the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Audi RS3 when it launches, the N TCR will be powered by a 350hp (260kW), 450Nm four-cylinder turbocharged engine, hooked up to the front wheels...


Lynk & Co 03 Cyan concept revealed
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Lynk & Co 03 Cyan concept revealed

Lynk & Co has confirmed it will enter the FIA World Touring Car Cup in partnership with Cyan Racing, revealing a 500hp (373kW) road car concept based on its new 03 sedan. When it hits the track in 2019, the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing 03 TCR will go head-to-head with racers from the likes of Audi, Honda, Hyundai and Volkswagen...


This week's top news stories: July 1
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This week's top news stories: July 1

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept unveiled
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept unveiled

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Worthersee meeting in Austria. Said to be inspired by the Golf GTI TCR race car, the concept features a new front bumper with a sharper front splitter, a crisper set of side sills, TCR lettering along the sides, a revised exhaust tip design, and a more aggressively-styled diffuser and lower rear spoiler...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR teased ahead of Worthersee debut
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR teased ahead of Worthersee debut

Volkswagen is preparing a hotter, harder flagship for its Golf GTI line-up, borrowing parts from the road-car-based Touring Car Racing variant. That means the Golf GTI TCR will be a road-going version of the racing GTI, which itself is based on a road car. Right. Semantics aside, the GTI TCR shapes as a tantalising proposition...


Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR
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Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR

Seat has officially launched the Cupra sub-brand, announcing its arrival with hotted-up take on the Ateca. As you'd expect of a fast, semi-compact Volkswagen Group product, power comes from a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Cupra says special tuning has made it sound better than in some other iterations, while a new Otto Particulate Filter System helps it meet ever-tightening European emissions standards...


CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019
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CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019

The Confederation of Australian Motorsports (CAMS) has announced plans to bring Touring Car Racing (TCR) Down Under. Starting in 2019, CAMS and WSC Limited (promoter for TCR) will develop the burgeoning series over the course of five years. The series, founded in 2015, pits racy versions of daily drivers – think VW Golf, Audi A3 and Honda Civic – against each other...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR refreshed
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR refreshed

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf 7.5 arrived earlier this year, but part of the (expansive) hatchback lineup missed out on a refresh. After a championship-winning season, the Golf GTI TCR has finally been given its '7.5' makeover, bringing the entry-level racer into line with the road car range...


Honda Civic TCR racer revealed
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Honda Civic TCR racer revealed

The latest entrant in the growing TCR International Series, formed in 2014, has been revealed as the new-generation Honda Civic Type R. Joining other production-based cars like the Golf GTI, Opel Astra, and Kia Cee'd, among others, the Civic TCR car boasts a number of big race-ready modifications...


Hot Kia cee’d racer previewed for TCR series - video
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Hot Kia cee’d racer previewed for TCR series - video

The Kia cee’d GT, five-door twin to the three-door Pro_cee’d GT that left Australia last year, is gearing up for the 2017 TCR International Series touring car championship - and it looks tough. Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD) is an Austria-based company that is Kia’s authorised developer for the TCR racing series, and has released a video of its upcoming Korean track car...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR race car revealed
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR race car revealed

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR was unveiled overnight and this race-ready Golf been specially developed for the TCR International touring car series, as well as the numerous regional series that employ the same rules. This racing version of the Volkswagen Golf is based on the road-going GTI model...


New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race
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New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race

Holden’s German stablemate in the GM empire, Opel, has handed down a pair of teasers for its coming entrant into the new TCR Series championship. Launching into its inaugural season back in March, TCR is a ‘three-pillar’ series that accommodates customer racing on national, continental and international platforms, with all three built on identical technical specifications...


Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned
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Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...