To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Golf R, Volkswagen is launching the Golf R “20 years”, an exclusive special edition. The limited production period of about one makes this special model a collector’s item as soon as it rolls off the production line.
The “20-year-old” Golf R surpasses anything launched with the “Golf” label so far. The anniversary model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds: the top speed is electronically limited to 270 km/h. It has 333 hp delivered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.
During manual shifting of S and S+ gears, the dual-clutch DSG gearbox and the transmission send haptic feedback each time the Golf R “20 years” paddle is pressed.
The optimized engine tuning also enables particularly spontaneous gear changes. The turbocharger is always held at a certain rpm, even during part-load operation, so that power is released more quickly on re-acceleration.
The open thrust throttle actuator also contributes to improved dynamics and on-road performance. When the user releases the accelerator pedal and actuates it again, this allows a faster increase in engine torque and improves engine behavior. The “20-year-old” Golf R is thus even more stable and dynamic during sporty driving.
The “20-year-old” Golf R is equipped with the series of the “R-Performance” package, already present on the Golf 8 R (such as the R-Performance Torque Vectoring in combination with the dynamic behavior manager and two additional driving profiles ” Special” and “Drift”).
This new model is equipped with equipment with an exclusive design. At the rear, the roof spoiler underlines the style of the motorsport vehicle. The “20 Years” Golf R is fitted with 19″ “Estoril” light alloy wheels as standard. Like all Golf models, the “20 Years” Golf R is manufactured at the factory in Wolfsburg, the home of the Golf. It will be offered in various European markets, in a few international markets and in North America.
The “20-year-old” Golf R is the 5th edition of the very sporty Golf R. The success story resumed in 2002 with the Golf R32 and its 241 hp (177 kW) 3.2-litre 6-cylinder engine. It was then the most powerful Golf ever produced by Volkswagen. With its all-wheel drive combined with its exclusive design and equipment, this sports car was a benchmark in its segment. The Golf R32 was an immediate success, and its sales were three times higher than what had been programmed.