There are details about the next generation of “charged” VW Golf RMay 27, 2019
According to the official representative of the German brand, the next version of the high-performance hatchback VW Golf R will not receive steering on all four wheels. Instead, a very popular car in Europe will give its owners more power.
As part of his recent interview, Jost Capito, head of the division of the German brand responsible for high-performance versions of production models, spoke about the new generation of the “charged” Golf R. The long-awaited novelty will not receive a drift mode, as well as four-wheel steering – these are two features owned by the Golf R main competitors, such as the American Ford Focus RS and the French Renault Megane RS.
It should be noted separately that the third generation of the “charged” Ford Focus RS hatchback is famous for the Drift mode. It is noteworthy that Mr. Capito was previously one of the developers of Focus RS. “Focus RS was created to get incredible impressions of controlled drift. But this is not for us, ”said Capito, referring to his current task of developing the next Golf R.
The full steering function, which the French Renault Megane RS has, will also not be provided in the VW Golf R. “This is simply not necessary for a car the size of a Golf,” says Capito.
He also confirmed that the new Golf R will have more power than before. For reference, the current version of the Golf R is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 380 Nm of torque and 288 horsepower.
The official presentation of the “charged” German baby is likely to take place next year, and the usual Golf performance will be shown in October 2019.
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