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U.S.-market 2019 VW Golf R finally gets vivid Spektrum color options

Spektrum adds 40 special hues to choose from

Spektrum adds 40 special hues to choose from.

Report
2020 VW Golf will have more powerful GTI and Golf R versions

It seems the e-Golf is doomed.

Blame the I.D. range for the demise of the e-Golf.

Official
EPA beats Honda to revealing Civic Type R's mpg: 22/28/25

So, how does that compare with its most obvious rivals?

Spy Shots
Volkswagen Golf R facelift spotted

Changes should extend to the rest of the Golf lineup.

You're looking at a picture of a Golf R Sportwagen, which isn't sold in the US. Sigh.

Report
Volkswagen Golf R 400 has been cancelled

Blame Dieselgate, but look forward to a lighter Golf R in the future.

Without former research-and-design boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser to push it along to production, VW has decided to shelve the Golf R 400 and refocus on the Golf R.

Video
Top Gear drag races VW Golf R against McLaren 675LT and Porsche 911

Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.Top Gear finds out how three very different performance cars finish in a drag race by challenging a VW Golf R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, and McLaren 675LT.

Opinion
It's time for VW to double down on enthusiast cars

The converts brought in under the clean diesel notion may be lost on VW for a while, but the company still has loyalists committed to its other products.

Video
Audi RS3 and Volkswagen Golf R face off in Evo test

Evo takes the Audi RS3 and Volkswagen Golf R to the track to find out whether extra muscle is worth the RS3's added price.

VW pits Foust against Winslow in epic sound-effects battle

Volkswagen highlights its new Golf R in a humorous pair of videos featuring racing driver Tanner Foust and sound-effects master Michael Winslow. Watch as they get the Rrr on.

Spy Shots
Volkswagen caught testing hotter Golf R 400

Good news, everyone! The Volkswagen Golf R 400 has reportedly been green lit for production, and our spies have now caught the first prototype out testing.

Official
VW Golf R pre-order sells out in less than 11 hours

Volkswagen's pre-order program for the first 500 units of the 2015 Golf R to enter the US was a smashing success. It took less than 11 hours for all of them to be reserved. The only option for prospective customers now is to get on a waiting list or wait for the hot hatch's wider release.

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VW previews huge screens, gesture control with Golf R Touch Concept at CES

Latest infotainment system supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto

Volkswagen is going all out at CES 2015 to show off the future of automotive technology. The company thinks in the future that electric cars might be able to find charging stations by themselves and that gesture controls might be the next step in operating a vehicle. Besides the Golf R Touch concept, VW is debuting its next-gen MIB II infotainment system that supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

Video
VW LogBox and Race App performance data logger for R models [w/video]

Volkswagen has released its LogBox and Race App performance data logging combo. Plug the LogBox into your VW's OBD II port and it sends data over BlueTooth to the Race App, measuring variables like acceleration, distance, G-force and engine performance.

Official
2015 VW Golf R ready for your pre-order on January 8

If you want to be the first person on your block with Volkswagen's latest Golf R parked in your garage, you need to clear some time from your schedule on January 8. VW is opening the pre-order books for the first 500 Stateside examples, complete with some nifty accessories.

Second Drive
2015 Volkswagen Golf R [w/video]

Grip It And Rip It

Volkswagen hired a photographer to come shoot the handful of journalists that it brought to drive the 2015 Golf R at Buttonwillow Raceway north of Los Angeles. This fact, though unremarkable in and of itself, was something I hadn't noticed until I was well into my track time – probably ten laps deep on a day that would see me run twice that number. In any event, I noticed the intrepid shooter as he was sprinting from one side of the track to the other somewhere before Turn 2, while I was b

Los Angeles
Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept still makes us swoon

We know, we know – this hot little guy isn't really new or anything. Volkswagen first rolled out the Golf R 400 concept in Beijing earlier this year, and since its debut, we've heard rumors that the German automaker might-perhaps-maybe-hopefully build the thing. Its showing here in Los Angeles simply marks the first time it's debuting in America, and honestly, we can't get enough. So here it is, again. Hello, Golf R 400 – we love you.

Los Angeles
Volkswagen Golf R Variant ready to haul ass, stuff

Volkswagen seems to be playing a cruel trick on the American automotive public at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's displaying its sexy Golf R Variant with no clear intention of actually selling the model here. The hot wagon launches in Europe in the spring, but the automaker makes absolutely no mention of the model's prospects in the US. Hopefully, its appearance in LA at least indicates VW is considering bringing it stateside.

Official
2015 VW Golf R priced from $36,595* [UPDATE]

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story indicated that pre-orders were already open for this model, but Volkswagen points out that they will only begin at a later date still to be determined. The text below has been updated accordingly.

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Volkswagen Golf R Variant is the hotter longroof we've been dreaming of

A couple of months ago, we brought you spy shots of a Volkswagen Golf R that had been stretched into a proper wagon shape. And now, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen has officially taken the wraps off what it calls the Golf R Variant – a proper longroof version of the oh-so-potent Golf R.

Rumormill
VW Golf R 400 headed for production

At the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year, Volkswagen showcased a concept hatchback called the Golf R 400. It was essentially the Golf R we already know and love, but with an even more powerful engine to make it the most potent take on the Golf since the GTI 650 concept of 2007. Only unlike that bonkers, W12-powered prototype, which was never intended as anything other than a show car, rumors have been percolating over the past half year that VW could actually put the Golf R 400 concept into p

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