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850HP Volkswagen Golf R Mk6 Is Pure Madness On Wheels 19
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Drag-Racing, tuning, video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 11 19th, 2017

The hot hatch kings, namely the Audi RS3 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG A45, pale next to this heavily tuned sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf R.

To explain just how powerful it is, one would need to throw in a modern day supercar to challenge it, and even then, there’s a good chance that the German hot hatch would come out on top.

Filmed during a Race1000 event in Germany, which has brought forward several magnificent machines over these past few months, this Golf R is said to pack as much as 850 horsepower. Its stock 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine was reportedly swapped with a 3.6-liter bi-turbo unit, and it appears that it’s also fitted with additional upgrades, including a tuned suspension and improved brakes.

Its owner added a roll cage and a pair of bucket seats inside, but except for these, the rest of the car appears to be untouched.

The tuned Golf R was raced against the clock during the event, and it eventually ran down the half mile in 17 seconds, at a top speed of 255km/h (155mph).


New Performance Pack For 2018 VW Golf R Pushes Top Speed Up To 168MPH 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, UK, VW, VW Golf R on 11 9th, 2017

Volkswagen has launched a new Performance Pack for the UK market 2018 Golf R, which not only de-restricts top speed, but also shaves some pounds and adds a few extras.

Available as an option for the DSG versions of the Golf R hatch and estate, it includes an upgraded braking system that shaves 2 kilograms (4.4 lbs), 19-inch Spielberg alloy wheels that replace the stock 18-inch Cadiz rims, and in the case of the hatch, a new tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Moreover, specifying the Performance Pack to the latest iteration Volkswagen Golf R means that top speed will increase in both hatch and wagon variants of the vehicle, from 155mph (250km/h), to 166mph (267km/h) and 168mph (270km/h), respectively.

Pricing of the Performance Pack stars at £2,300 ($3,020) in the United Kingdom, where the Golf R can be had from £32,710 ($42,949) with a manual or £33,995 ($44,636) with an automatic gearbox, and the Estate costs at least £35,700 ($46,875) and comes exclusively with a DSG transmission.

Customers looking for an additional extra can select the new exhaust system that complements the Pack. Developed by Akrapovic, it costs £2,975 ($3,906) and drops another 7kg or 15.4 lbs. It features round tailpipes rather than oval, and valve control technology that’s said to enhance the deep sound of the car.


ABT’s VW Golf R Moves To Rival Audi RS3 With 400BHP 26
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ABT, tuning, VW, VW Golf R on 10 26th, 2017

Super hot hatches such as the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3 Sportback have a clear (power) advantage over one of the most popular cars of the segment – the Volkswagen Golf R.
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R Proves Its Pedigree On Film 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 09 9th, 2017

Despite having some serious competition not only from Ford and Honda, but also from Audi and Mercedes, the Volkswagen Golf R remains a favorite among many enthusiasts.
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Volkswagen R Lineup Set To Grow, Four New Models Could Be In The Pipeline 30
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Reports, VW, VW Arteon, VW Golf R, VW T-Roc, VW Tiguan, VW Touareg on 08 30th, 2017

The Volkswagen R lineup is a shadow of its former self but that could soon be changing.
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Which Is The Fastest Super Hot Hatch? RS3 vs AMG A45 vs Civic Type R vs Golf R vs Focus RS 21
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, audi, audi rs3, Drag-Racing, Ford, Ford Focus RS, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, video, VW, VW Golf R on 08 21st, 2017

Are you in the market for a mega hot hatch? Well, if so, then buying the fastest of them all is in all likelihood, at the top of your list.
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VW Golf R VI Meets Older Seat Leon Cupra R On The Track 5
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fifth Gear, Seat, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Videos, video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 08 5th, 2017

By the time you'll watch this video, it won't exactly be 'Throwback Thursday' anymore, but still, Fifth Gear have pulled out an older film that pits two previous-gen hot hatches against each other.
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Volkswagen Golf VIII Reportedly Coming In Two Years 3
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on 08 3rd, 2017

New details surrounding the next generation Volkswagen Golf have started to emerge.
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VW Golf R Even More Tempting With New Brakes, Titanium Exhaust 31
Posted by Carscoops Staff in new cars, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf R on 07 31st, 2017

With nearly 300 horsepower on tap and a five-second 0-60 time, you wouldn't think that the VW Golf R needs much help in the performance department. But Volkswagen evidently begs to differ.
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Next VW Golf GTI And R To Get More Power And Less Weight 14
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on 07 14th, 2017

Volkswagen is working on a number of upgrades that will make performance variants of the eighth-generation Golf the best ever.
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Jost Capito Returns To Volkswagen From McLaren 1
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mclaren, VW, VW Golf R on 06 1st, 2017

Have a racing team or performance department you want run right? Jost Capito's your man. And now he's returning to Volkswagen.
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Someone Squeezed 650HP Out Of A VW Golf V R32 31
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Drag-Racing, tuning, video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 05 31st, 2017

You'd have better chances of seeing high-end supercars at drag races and tuning shows, rather than a good old hot hatch, such as the Volkswagen Golf V R32.
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Oettinger Goes Worthersee With Comprehensive Golf GTI/R Upgrades 26
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Oettinger, tuning, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R on 05 26th, 2017

We've come to expect from Volkswagen and its sister brands to showcase new hot hatches and other performance automobiles at Wörthersee each year, however the festival has also become a showcase for VW tuners, too.
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VW Introduces Five New Concepts For The SOWO European Experience Festival 19
Posted by Michael Gauthier in VW, VW Beetle, VW Concepts, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R, VW Jetta on 05 19th, 2017

Volkswagen of America has unveiled five new concepts for the SOWO festival in Savannah, Georgia.
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Is The 2017 VW Golf R Almost Perfect? 16
Posted by Brad Anderson in video, VW, VW Golf, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 05 16th, 2017

In a world where the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R feature crazy rear wings, flared arches and gaping wide air intakes, it can be easy to forget about the VW Golf R. After all, it looks almost identical to any other Golf in the eyes of the casual observer.
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