Golf R returns as the outright Golf flagship in terms of performance and positioning, with 320PS and 420Nm on tap from its turbocharged two-litre engine. This means a top speed of 155 mph (increasing to 168 mph with the optional R-Performance pack), with a 0–62 mph sprint of just 4.7 seconds. It becomes the fastest Volkswagen on sale.
The new Golf R is a total athlete, with a new, striking design, full of expression. It features a brand-new front bumper and front spoiler, side wings and R-style air intake grilles above its exclusive side aprons. The car has been lowered by 20 millimetres, and showcases 18-inch Jerez alloy wheels.
Golf R also has an exciting optional R-Performance package for £2,000. It brings upgraded 19-inch ‘Estoril’ alloy wheels, a performance rear spoiler for added downforce, and an increased top speed of 168 mph. The pack also adds two new driver modes; Drift and Special. Drift mode is entirely focused upon driver enjoyment away from public roads.
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