Golf R REVIEW – the Volkswagen Golf 8 R is sportier than ever!

The new Volkswagen Golf 8 R has finally been unwrapped, positioned as the most powerful Golf model yet and gaining a fresh “drift” mode.

The halo Golf offers 235 kW and 420 N.m from its familiar turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, delivered to all four wheels via either a six-speed manual (highly unlikely for South Africa, of course) or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

According to the Wolfsburg-based firm, that’s enough for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.