New Volkswagen Golf R tested with almost no camouflageApril 15, 2020
The prototype had a safety cage installed inside, which obviously would not go over to the production model.
The “charged” Volkswagen Golf R of the new generation returned in a new set of spy shots taken at the Nurburgring, where the final tests of the all-wheel drive hatchback took place. At first glance it seems that the model is tested without any camouflage, but there is still a camouflage film on the front and rear bumpers that hide the serial body.
Having seen GTI, GTE and GTD, we cannot help but notice that the R version does not seem to have similar LED DRLs in the front bumper. However, even from the slides from the presentation of the company’s plans for the development of the new Golf line, it became known that in the unreleased GTI TCR and R there were no additional lighting devices, as on other models.
It is also easy to see the updated VW logo in front and a black piece of masking tape on the radiator grille, under which lies a new nameplate “R”, which can also be seen on the front wings. Blue brake calipers demonstrate the letter “R” in front, so there are no mysteries about which Golf is in front of us. Big wheels with low-profile tires and low ground clearance are also clear signs that we are dealing with a “charged” German hatchback.
At the rear, distinctive features will be the exhaust pipes and a chunky spoiler. The outstanding rear diffuser is an obvious sign that the Golf under test at the Nurburgring is the future flagship version.
The reports said that Volkswagen originally intended to install a 2.5-liter RS3 Sportback turbo engine under the hood, but Audi apparently did not want to transfer its iconic unit. Instead, the new Golf R will be equipped with a 2.0-liter unit, which is expected to boost up to 330 hp.
VW has already confirmed that it will introduce the Golf R by the end of 2020, but has not specified.
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