Charged VW Arteon Shooting Brake R and Golf R spotted in testsAugust 24, 2020
At the German Nürburgring racetrack, prototypes of the high-performance Golf R hatchback as well as the flagship Arteon Shooting Brake R station wagon were spotted. The prototype of the new Golf R had very little camouflage.
In the automotive industry, where crossovers and SUVs are popular, it’s nice to see some companies still make station wagons. For example, the German brand Volkswagen, which does not use traditional designations for the generic version of its flagship Arteon model. Instead, the car received the designation and decided to name it the Arteon Shooting Brake. The prototype of the German novelty captured in this video is a high-performance version of the Arteon R.
A test sample of the novelty passed the final tests at the Nürburgring race track.
Officially, the high-performance wagon was unveiled about two months ago, but only now are we getting the first chance to see it in action without any camouflage on the body. With good reason, this is arguably the best all-rounder from VW right now, combining practicality and high performance in a fashionable body.
The sports station wagon was not alone – the German brand also tested a prototype of a “charged” Golf R. Apparently, the all-wheel drive hot hatch had almost no camouflage on the tailgate. Its large exhaust pipes and blue brake calipers are hard to miss. There is still some kind of disguise to hide the side R icons, but that’s pretty much it.
Although not official, the Golf R is expected to use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine as the Arteon R. The engine will produce 316 horsepower (420 Nm). This engine is also under the hood of the “charged” Tiguan R crossover and the upcoming Golf R station wagon, which we saw “spy” photos of last week.
With very little camouflage on the body of the Golf R, it can be assumed that its debut will likely take place in the coming weeks. It is unclear if the Golf wagon will be immediately presented in a high-performance R version.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a prototype of the new generation VW Golf Variant station wagon was seen on tests. Western journalists captured a prototype of the eighth generation of the German Volkswagen Golf station wagon. Judging by the fact that the test versions of the novelty practically did not receive camouflage, the official debut of the station wagon can be expected in the very near future.
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