Showing posts in the category of VW Golf R

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.

VW's Super Golf R Concept has 400 Horses and Goes up to 175mph or 282km/h


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Obviously, VW doesn't love us much as we thought it did as the Germans appear to be far more interested in impressing Chinese than American show-goers. While it reheated the Golf GTI and Golf Estate (SportsWagen) for the New York Auto Show, in China and the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, the Germans will pull the covers off a new super Golf R 400 Concept that takes the hot hatch to a whole new level of performance.

AE Stages Fratricidal Duel Between VW Golf R and Seat Leon Cupra 280


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The Seat Leon Cupra 280 may have set the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for production front-wheel drive cars, but it isn’t the most powerful hot-hatch in VW Group’s stable. The VW Golf R and Audi S3 share that honor, with 300PS (296hp) each from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Hot VW Golf R Wagon Pictured and Filmed Running Around the 'Ring


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There's something about heated up station wagons that gets many motoring enthusiasts (myself included) all charged up. Perhaps it's the allure of having a car that satisfies many needs and wants, including the one for speed, while also defying mainstream car culture – at least in the U.S. were estates are officially an endangered species.

VW Spied Testing What Looks Like Golf R Estate – Could it Spawn a Jetta SportWagen R?


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Surprisingly, our scoop photographers stumbled upon a completely undisguised prototype of what appears to be a Volkswagen Golf Estate R rolling behind the Nürburgring track.

ABT Elevates New VW Golf R to the Big League with 370PS Tune


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While we wait to see if the rumor going around about VW planning to debut a lighter and more powerful version of the Golf R named the EVO at April's 2014 Beijing Motor Show is true, ABT Sportsline has already envisioned a more potent iteration of the hot hatch.

VW Rumored to Debut Hardcore Golf R Evo Study at the Beijing Show [+22 New Photos]


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With 296hp coming out of its 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, the VW Golf R is powerful enough for a (hot) hatchback. However, it appears that VW wants to squeeze more performance from its all-wheel-drive hot-hatch and the result of its efforts is rumored to debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show in April.

The Extremes of the VW Golf Range Show Up in Detroit: e-Golf and Golf R


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Neither the VW e-Golf nor the Golf R are fresh news in Europe, as both had their world debuts at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. However, their U.S. debut is taking place at the Detroit Motor Show, which is why we decided to revisit them for a recap.