VW have released some specs ahead of the latest Golf R unveiling at Frankfurt next month.
It will be THE fastest accelerating production Golf to date! With 0-62 in a scorching 5.3 seconds. Making it .4 of a seconds quicker than the previous model.
When fitted with the DSG box that time goes up to a leisurely 4.9 seconds.
Top speed is limited to 155 MPH. VW also claim combined MPG of 39.8, while only emitting 159 g/km.
It will use the same engine as the Golf GTI but it now produces 300 PS due to a modified cylinder head, exhaust valves, valve seats, springs, pistons, injection valves…oh and a new turbo!
Ride height is 5mm lower than the Golf GTI. Lock to lock steering has been lowered to 2.1 rather than 2.75.
To set the Golf R apart from mere GTI’s it has a unique front and rear bumper as well as side skirts, large air inlets, modified grille with R logo. VW have also developed unique LED DRL’s built into the bi-xenon headlights.
18″ Alloys come as standard, behind them there are 340 mm discs at the front and 310 mm at the rear.
More details to follow regarding UK pricing and launch date.
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