The upcoming version of the Volkswagen Golf R is nearly ready for prime time, if this video of the car flying around the Nürburgring is any indication. The all-wheel-drive R seems to make quick, neat work of the corners we see here, and sounds pretty devilish in the process.

Expectations are that the new Golf R will run a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (what else?), tuned to produce even more than the current car's 256 horsepower. (Some sources have indicated outputs as high as 286 horsepower, with 280 pound-feet of torque. It's still not clear if Volkswagen will bring the six-speed dual-clutch transmission to the US-spec Golf R in this next go-round or if we'll stick to having only... eh... the stick.

In either case – watching the video below will only whet your appetite for the new, highest performing member of the Golf family.


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      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      needs 300hp, IMHO
      Jim Pease
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want one!
      Ae Neuman
      • 1 Year Ago
      on paper this new r is going to get steamrolled by the gti, just like the mk6 r. vw needs to severely up its game with premium golfs and put more distance between this and the new gti. using the new audi s3's 300bhp motor would be a good start.
      mid engine madness
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please just send us the scriocco! keep it up market and in "r" type trim and that'll take care of the carlot competition.
      BobbyD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would it kill them to put the 2.5 turbo in it...
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is it shaped like a miniature minivan?
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Make sure they include a fire extinguisher with it. This poorly designed, cheap looking German turd is known to catch fire.
        Quen47
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        No it isn't. If you are going to troll at least try to troll with facts.
      Carlos Cruz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope its DSG with that fancy differential that they're putting in the GTIs
      Mr. Bader®
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is gonna be amazing cuz it is VW
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are they also going to rebadge it as R8 like they did with current generation?
      Zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about some news that the GTD is coming to the US with a stick! :-D
      bchreng
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks more poised and sounds a lot nicer than the 2014/15 WRX they shot going down the track a month or so ago.
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