The Volkswagen Golf R Celebrates 20 Years
The Volkswagen Golf R doesn’t share the same extensive history as the GTI. However, the genius engineers of Volkswagen have constructed hot hatchbacks with R badges going on 20 years and counting now. Therefore, to commemorate the German automaker’s 20-year construction of the hot hatch, the Mk 8 Golf R received a 20th-year edition.
The “anniversary edition” will feature a few tweaks and enhancements, such as the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four for some healthier power. The special edition Golf R will hit the European market first, but a Volkswagen spokesperson revealed that the US would receive its own distinctive variation sometime soon.
The special edition VW Golf R produces 329 horsepower for the European market, whereas the American market will receive 315 horsepower. Additionally, the special edition Golf R will also feature Emotion Start. Emotion Start revs the engine to 2500 rpm, which rumbles the entire block when enthusiasts start the hot hatch.
The 20th-anniversary Golf R features some exterior enhancements as well. For instance, there’s a “20” badge located on the B-pillar, there are lights that project the logo “20 R” on the ground, a different spoiler, and lastly, blue trim on the wheels, mirror caps, and seats.
The R32 was the first R-badged Volkswagen Golf. The R32 was a two-door Mk 4 hatchback that delivered an exhilarating 3.2-liter VR6 engine. Trailing behind the Mk 4 was the Mk 5 R32 with a six-cylinder powerplant. While the Mk 5’s successors, the Mk 6, Mk 7, and Mk 8, all feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine.
Volkswagen assured that further details about the US’s variation of the special edition Golf R would come to light later. So expect to see more on the 20-year Golf R once the European variation comes to light in the coming months.
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