The spotted prototype of the high-performance German VW Golf R Wagon has a roll cage and a pair of Recaro seats.
The new Volkswagen Golf R Variant 90 (station wagon) will be “forbidden fruit” in many parts of the world as the fast, long-roofed compact car will be sold exclusively in Europe. A test prototype of the novelty was spotted near the Nürburgring racetrack, and only a small amount of camouflage was on its body.
Only the R badges appear to be hidden, although we have the feeling that the lower part of the rear bumper is also cleverly camouflaged with tape in the same color as the body.
Foreign journalists could not look inside the cabin, as the prototype was in motion, but from some angles you can easily see that it had a full roll cage and front Recaro bucket seats. It goes without saying that they will not be available on the production version of the model as we expect the estate to inherit the saloon from its hatchback.
The same applies to the composition of the engine range, so under the hood there should be the same 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a capacity of 315 horsepower (420 Nm). The Golf R Variant will have all-wheel drive only, complete with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The hatchback sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds, but chances are it will take a station wagon a little longer to complete the same task. In addition, the universal novelty will cost more than the usual Volkswagen Golf R hatchback. Since camouflage has largely disappeared, the official debut of the atwo is probably just around the corner.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Volkswagen Golf 8 2020 from the FineAuto team: