The eighth generation of VW Golf already has its most powerful version, the R, which reached the European market with 320 CV and 420 Nm of torque, which means 75 hp more than the iconic GTI generation.
The new VW Golf R it reigns above all others as the version of the most powerful series compact to date. Thanks to its propulsion technology, it is superior to any other vehicle released so far under the Golf label.
With the 2.0 turbocharged gasoline engine coupled to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox, the Golf R accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4,7 seconds and reaches an electronically limited speed of 250 km/h. However, it can be ordered with a R-Performance package optional, which allows the top speed to be increased to 270 km/h.
Un new all-wheel drive system and the high-tech chassis merge to create a host of innovations, offering maximum agility and driving pleasure. The system 4MOTION with Torque Sharing R-Performance constitutes the new control center, which distributes the power of the propeller between the four driving wheels.
A new rear final drive distributes the driving power of the Golf R's turbocharged gasoline engine not only between the front and rear axles, but also, variably, between the two rear wheels. This makes it possible to significantly increase the car's agility, especially when cornering.
For the first time in the world, all-wheel drive is also interconnected, through the Gait Dynamics Manager, with other chassis systems, such as the electronic differential lock (XDS) and control adaptive chassis DCC. Thanks to the close integration of these systems, the new Golf R offers optimal traction characteristics and neutral handling, with the highest level of precision.
This model has been tuned in the mythical long variant of the circuit of Nurburgring This has been used by the brand's engineers to include a driving mode dedicated to this track and to which it has given the name of Special.
The “king of Golf”, as defined by the brand, has been 19 seconds faster per lap in the Nordschleife than its predecessor, the 300 hp Volkswagen Golf R.