“Charged” VW Golf eighth generation caught without camouflage

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“Charged” VW Golf eighth generation caught without camouflage

“Charged” Golf eighth generation were in the lens of photospin close to the South African Volkswagen plant in Port Elizabeth. The pre-production hot-hatch and is made on the basis of his renderings published edition of AutoExpress. It is expected that the premiere of the new Golf R will take place during the year, and sales will begin in 2021-m.

Although the quality of the spy picture is not very high, some of the details point to a high-performance version of the new Golf. First, the prototype is distinguished from conventional hatchbacks desyatiletiya alloy wheels – similar 19-inch Pretoria wheels are familiar to “Golf” the seventh generation. Secondly, with air intake front bumper visible the intercooler is massive – the machines in the kit R-Line is no.

The exact specifications of the new Golf R has yet to be announced. The Volkswagen has confirmed that the eighth generation model will retain the four-wheel drive transmission and will be more powerful than the previous hot hatch with a 300-horsepower (400 lb-ft of torque) turbo engine. It is expected that the new Golf R will get a new powerplant with two turbochargers and electrondonor – similar architecture uses petrol Audi S6 for the American and Asian markets.

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Probably the hottest version of the Golf R Plus will acquire a 400-horsepower (450 Nm torque) engine 2.0 and will compete with the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S. For such a hatchback announced all-wheel drive 4Motion c drift mode and electronic simulation of transverse sameblock XDS+. The benchmark model will be a concept Golf R400 sample 2014.

The production Golf R seventh generation ceased in August last year. In 2020, Volkswagen has no plans to sell “hot” modification of the bestseller, focusing on the normal version. Probably the hot hatchback back in range only in 2021-m, and in the course of this year the German company will hold a premiere and exposes the characteristics of a “heated” Golf GTI, GTI TCR and “charged” Golf R.