Posted on: Sep 11, 2012
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Volkswagen Golf R Spied Camo-Free

New R model undergoing testing could be the most powerful Golf yet.
With the unveiling of the seventh-generation Golf taken care of, Volkswagen can now concentrate on readying the hardcore R model, which we recently spied in camouflaged prototype form testing somewhere in Europe. Here we get to see the model without any camo, sporting its signature wheels and low-profile tires as well as a new front bumper with bigger air intakes and bigger and lower-sitting grille that appears to be housing an intercooler and a radar sensor for adaptive cruise control.
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Take note of the quad pipes exiting the rear, replacing the dual exhaust on the outgoing Golf R. The new VW hot hatch is expected to retain the same 2.0-liter turbo four as the present model, but upgraded to produce significantly more than the current model's 256 horsepower in order to make way for a more powerful GTI to slot in beneath. Aside from the more potent powerplant, the Golf R is further distinguished from the GTI by its all-wheel drive system, paired with either a six-speed manual or DSG.

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by Adam Lynton
Volkswagen Golf R Spied Camo-Free
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