The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf R prototype is hitting the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a series of tests preceding the release.
A new video, that followed spy images from the Nürburgring, gives us the opportunity to hear and to view the car which is not hidden under camouflage.
The carmaker promises the new Golf R will be a ‘real driving machine.’ We are a little disappointed that the next VW Golf R will not receive the RS3 Sportback’s 2.5-liter turbo engine, because Audi preferred not to share it with the ‘brother’, and we understand, why.
The upcoming hot Golf will retain its 2.0-liter direct fuel injection four-cylinder turbocharged unit whose power increase to 329 hp* (245 kW). For comparison: the 2017 VW Golf R (upper picture) delivers 228 kW / 306 hp, between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm.
Volkswagen plans to fully unveil the 2021 Golf R this year, but maybe not in the coming months because of the COVID-19 outbreak.