Showing posts in the category of VW Golf R

ABT Readying Mystery Audi Coupe for Essen Show


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At the Essen Motor Show, which is Europe's version of the SEMA aftermarket and tuning event, VW Group specialist ABT will introduce three cars, including a world premiere "based on a sporty Coupe" from Audi.

VW Golf R 400 and Golf R Variant: Only One Of These Might Come to US


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VW showed up in Los Angeles with two hot Golf R models, the production Golf R Variant and the still conceptual Golf R 400, but only one of them still might be sold in the US.

VW Prices 292HP Golf R from $36,595* in the US; No Manual Gearbox


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I don’t know whether this will help you get over the disappointment of VW not bringing the Golf R Variant to the United States, but the automaker has just announced pricing for the Golf R hatchback.

Shucks; VW Tells Us It Has No Plans to Sell Golf R Variant in the USA


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We spoke too soon when we said that the new VW Golf R Variant should come to the US – technically, it is, because it will be revealed at the LA Auto Show, but unfortunately, you cannot buy it.

VW Reveals New 296HP Golf R Variant and It's Coming to U.S.!


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VW has lifted the veils off the new Golf R Variant sport wagon on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. For the first time in the history of the Golf R, there is now a station wagon version.

VW Golf R 400 Concept to Pass Through LA Show As it Heads for Production


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Volkswagen will give North American consumers their first real life look at the muscular Golf R 400 Concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Production VW Golf R 400 Reportedly Coming Next Year


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We knew for a while that the mad, 400PS (395HP) Golf R 400 concept from last April's Beijing Auto Show, would at some point spawn a production version.

Tuned VW Golf R32 IV Has Some Serious HPerformance


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It doesn't look like much at a first glance, but this VW Golf IV R32 by Germany's HPerformance delivers up to 650PS (641hp) or the same as a McLaren 650S!

VW Golf R32 Bangs Honda S2000 From Behind


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I know some of you might be tempted to lock your eyes on the BMW M3 E30 racing through, but what you should be doing is focusing on the blue VW Golf R32.

Chris Harris Pits the VW Golf R Against the BMW M235i


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Loaded with the lighter MQB platform and all-wheel drive, the latest VW Golf R stands to be more of a serious hot hatch than a loaded Golf. But how does it fare against the purity of a rear-drive BMW?

Sibling Rivalry: SEAT Leon Cupra vs. VW Golf R on Track


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A dry twisty track is not the ideal place to prove that the more powerful, four-wheel drive VW Golf R is faster than a lesser powered front-wheel drive SEAT Leon Cupra. In fact, it would prove the above statement completely false, as the Autocar video posted below illustrates.

Engine Swap: You Must Hear This Polish VW Golf's Roar


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Last time we turned out heads and ears to listen to a VW Golf growl, it was wearing an R32 badge at the back and a 3.2-liter V6 powerplant at the front. Care to guess what makes this…modified (for lack of a better word)…Polish Golf sound so special that we just had to share the following video with you?

VW Golf 400 Concept Looks and Sounds Aggressive on the Streets of Vienna


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Unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, the VW Golf R 400 Concept shows the potential for a more powerful and performance-focused Golf R. If you haven’t heard it yet, the good news is Volkswagen plans to build a limited series of the Golf R 400, which owes its name to the 400PS (395hp) produced by its tuned 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

VW Golf R Wagon Prototype Spotted at the Ring Sporting Quad Exhausts


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The VW Golf R estate prototype we featured more than a month ago seems to not necessarily have shown the final production form of the car. That silver car had other wheels and a different looking exhaust, while this new black one comes with a quad-pipe setup at the back.

New VW Golf R SportWagen Spied Again; Would You Buy One?


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Volkswagen not only continues to test prototypes of the Golf R Estate /Variant /Wagon /SportWagen (same car, different names for different markets) on the Nürburgring circuit, but it's doing so with even more production-ready cars, as you can see from this latest undisguised prototype.

Oettinger Brings New VW Golf R to Near Supercar Levels of Performance [w/Video]


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If you watched our video with the Nissan Maxima vs. the Porsche 911 Turbo or the other one pitting a VW Golf R against a Ferrari 458 Speciale, you'll know that with some crafty work under the hood, regular cars can easily outrun high-performance models several times their price – at least on the drag strip. Oettinger is one of those tuners and its newest project focuses on the latest VW Golf R.

MTM's VW Golf 7 R Gets 355HP, Does 0-100km/h in 4.2 Sec


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German tuning firm MTM says it has "worked its magic" on the fastest edition of the VW Golf branded with the "R" logo (at least until the release of the Golf R 400) pushing power from 296hp (300PS) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) to 355hp (360PS) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) respectively via its M-Cantronic ECU module, which can be fitted in 90 minutes at a price of around €2,055 (~US$2,850).

VW will Build the Extreme Golf R 400 Concept, Engine May Be Used by Audi Too


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The VW Golf R looks set to lose its crown as the most powerful production Golf ever made, as an executive for the German automaker has confirmed that the Golf R 400 Concept will be built.

VW Confuses Us with New Golf R 400 Concept's "Dual-Clutch DSG Gearbox"


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As at least one of our readers noticed in the press shots for VW's new Golf R 400 Concept, whereas in the release the Germans talk about a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, the photos clearly show a manual gear shift lever, so what gives?

VW Previews Golf R 400 Concept Ahead of Beijing Debut, Does 0-100 KM/H in 3.9 Seconds


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The VW Golf R 400 performance concept was the main attraction at Volkswagen Group’s “Night of the Stars” event hosted by the Beijing Olympic Stadium in China. The Golf R 400 is a 400PS (395hp) all-wheel-drive performance car powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine derived from the VW Polo WRC’s racing engine.