According to the manufacturer, the Golf TCR is derived from the “Touring Car Racing” racing series of the same name. In addition to all kinds of sporty features, the VW managers have put 290 HP of continuous power on the front axle of this king of Golf. However, according to unanimous trade magazines, the attempt to balance family transporter and circuit racer in one car has watered down the concept.
Reason enough for the H&R suspension engineers to take the TCR under their wing and remedy the situation. The team from Lennestadt developed new products for further fine tuning of the desired driving behaviour. The new hits are sport springs in H&R-typical style as well as Monotube coil overs and sport stabilizers . TRAK+ wheel spacers in various sizes are available as well. They help the wheels to sit properly in the wheel arches.
The H&R sport springs precisely match the standard TCR shocks. They ensure an additional lowering of the vehicle’s centre of gravity by 25 millimetres. Additionally they guarantee a more direct steering, while reducing body roll. This can be minimised even further with the H&R Sport Stabilizers. They stand for ultra-precise and sensitive handling, which nevertheless remains suitable for long journeys.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same they use to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components for the VW Golf TCR installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.