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At FCP Euro, motorsports is an integral part of our brand, culture, and growth. The two Volkswagen GTI TCRs that we purchased back in early 2018 represent the start of our efforts in professional motorsports, have become synonymous with our company and the brand itself, and are currently up for sale.

These identical Volkswagen GTI TCRs were purchased new from the factory and delivered directly to the team at Road Atlanta to kick off the team's first foray into professional motorsports early in 2018. Prior to the acquisition of the TCRs, FCP Euro had successfully campaigned in AER with their race-winning Mercedes C300 built in-house. 

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While FCP Euro purchased these TCRs to race in Pirelli World Challenge, that wasn't their only purpose—they were displayed equally as much as raced. From being parked at local events like the student-run UConn UC3 car show to being displayed in the FCP Euro customer experience center, to giving hundreds of ridealongs at GRIDLIFE Midwest and South Festivals, these two TCRs captured the attention of thousands of fans, both young and old.

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To learn the more intimate history of these cars, both the #71 & #72 FCP Euro VW GTI TCRs were featured in the Amazon Prime & YouTube series, "The Paddock." The FCP Euro team documented their journey from receiving them for the first time in 2018 at Road Atlanta, all the way up through the 2019 SRO TC America Championship season finale. 

 

In both cars' inaugural season of the Pirelli World Challenge, they finished 5th and 7th when running the stock DSG transmissions. In the winter between the 2018 and 2019 season, both cars had their DSG transmissions pulled, and Sadev ST82-17 sequential gearboxes were installed. The sequential gearboxes' benefits helped level the playing field with the competition, and propelled the team to a 1-2 finish in the 2019 SRO TC America Championship.

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It's a bittersweet moment for FCP Euro, as even though we're selling two cars (and a bunch of spares, more on that below) that are the very fabric of our professional motorsports DNA, it means we've had our success and are ready to move onto the next chapter. The team has their sights set on more prestigious series, both domestic and international, and we're looking for cars that are both competitive and aspirational, while also supporting a more diverse racing landscape.

The listing will be on Bring a Trailer, but we're posting it on our blog first, to let our loyal fanbase know that while we're closing this chapter of our motorsports history, a new one is coming right behind it.

 


 

For Sale: TWO Volkswagen GTI TCRs

Asking Price: $229,995 

Location: Milford, CT United States

Contact: nate.vincent@fcpeuro.com

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Both cars have been extensively serviced and rebuilt before going into storage following race 1 & 2 of the 2020 SRO TC America season at COTA. The #71 and #72 TCRs have been extremely competitive, finishing the 2019 SRO TC America season with a 1st and 2nd place finish and the team championship. Neither car has been in a notable incident or accident over the 2+ years of ownership.

The VW GTI TCRs remain eligible for the SRO TC America and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge 2021 season and beyond. They can also campaign in many club series such as AER, Nasa, Champcar, and more. 

The VW GTI TCRs come with Sadev ST82-17 sequential gearboxes installed and the standard VW Motorsport DSG transmissions along with numerous spares.

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VW GTI TCR Specs & Info

Engine

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder (by far the most reliable TCR engine)
  • 350hp, 302ftlbs torque

Transmission

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Sadev racing sequential gearbox
  • LSD with external preload adjustment
  • Twin plate cerametallic race clutch
  • Paddle shift on steering wheel

Suspension

  • Front Mcpherson, adjustable in height, toe, and camber
  • Adjustable front and rear roll bars (option bars available)
  • Multilink rear suspension, adjustable in height, toe, and camber
  • Full electric power steering
  • Upgraded Sachs Dampers (Bilstein's available)

Brakes

  • Front AP Racing Monobloc 6 piston calipers, 378x34 Disc
  • Rear AP Racing 2-piston calipers, 272x10 Disc
  • Brake Balance bar and rear pressure reducer

Body

  • FIA Homologated Roll cage
  • 1170kg weight
  • Extended length air jacks
  • OMP Cesal 2 fire suppression

Car #71

  • Serial Number: HES4611214 VSW5GVTCRGSSP0067
  • Kilometers: 8611KM
  • Brief History:
    • Purchased new in early 2018
    • Campaigned in World Challenge in 2018 with DSG transmission - Finished 5th in the Championship  
    • Between 2018 and 2019 car was converted to a sequential gearbox via VW Motorsport kit
    • Campaigned in TC America in 2019 and won multiple rounds and finished 1st in the Championship
    • Vehicle was prepped for the 2020 Season with a new turbocharger, rebuilt gearbox, and new differential. Engine health checked via multiple oil analysis per year.  
    • Raced in the season opener at COTA, finishing 4th - Vehicle has sat in climate-controlled storage since. 

Car #72

  • Serial Number: HES4611214 VSW5GVTCRGSSP0068
  • Kilometers: 9057KM
  • Brief History:
    • Purchased new in early 2018
    • Campaigned in World Challenge 2018 with DSG transmission - Finished 7th
    • Between 2018 and 2019 car was converted to a sequential gearbox via VW Motorsport kit
    • Campaigned in TC America in 2019 and won multiple rounds and finished 2nd in the Championship
    • Vehicle was prepped for the 2020 Season with a new turbocharger, rebuilt gearbox, and new differential. Engine health checked via multiple oil analysis per year.  
    • Raced in the season opener at COTA, finishing 3rd - Vehicles have sat in climate-controlled storage since. 

 

Legal Notes

Transaction paperwork shall include customary liability release from the buyer due to the class of vehicle.

Right to use or display the Volkswagen logo or any other trademarks do not transfer with the vehicle; this will have to be obtained directly from Volkswagen Motorsport post-sale.

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Written by :
Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore


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