The Volkswagen Golf R “20 Years” Speeds Through Nürburgring

September 2nd, 2022 by

Inside 20 Year Volkswagen Golf R Hatchback Race Car Driver

Not too long ago, we revealed the tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Volkswagen Golf R. To celebrate the Golf R’s birthday, the German automaker introduced the Golf R “20 Years.” Inside this limited edition package are several mechanical enhancements that prove the hot hatch only grows younger in performance each year. The 20-Year Golf R improved the hatchback’s lap time around the renowned Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack by four seconds. 

The VW Golf R 20 Years finished the lap in 7:47.31 minutes. Additionally, the Touring Race Car Driver and Volkswagen R development driver, Benjamin Leuchter, set the lap time. 

The 20-Year Gold R features the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the same powertrain inside the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R. However, the limited-edition Golf R attains a bump in power output with 328 HP and a torque output of 310 lb-ft. In contrast, the standard VW Golf R forges 315 HP. With the added power boost, the limited-edition VW’s acceleration time increases from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds compared to the standard Golf R’s output of 4.7 seconds. Moreover, the Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years maintains a top speed of 170 mph. 

Inside the limited-edition Golf R is the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a hint of ferocity. In addition to the advanced clutch, the exhaust system also embraced some enhancements. Volkswagen assures that the engine’s response time has improved. Moreover, the Golf R 20 Years comes standardly equipped with all-wheel drive, which assists with traction braking

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years features the R-Performance Package, Driving Dynamics Manager, and R-Performance Torque Vectoring. Additional enhancements exclusive to the limited edition Golf R are two driving modes: Drift and Special. Standard drive modes for the Golf R include Comfort, Race, and Sport. In addition, a customizable drive mode patiently awaits enthusiasts to be tailored to their driving preferences. The special drive mode places the suspension into a softer setting and allows the engine to perform at its peak level. Benjamin Leuchter employed the customizable drive mode during his Nürburgring-Nordschleife laps. 

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