Volkswagen 'Fastest-ever' Golf Revealed (PHOTO)

Volkswagen 'Fastest-ever' Golf Revealed (PHOTO)

Ahead of its formal debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, the Volkswagen Golf R was previewed online.

Based on the seventh generation of the Golf, the all-wheel-drive R features the turbocharged 2-litre four-cylinder engine found in the MkVII GTI, but produces 296 horsepower and 280lb-ft of torque – increases of 86hp and 24lb-ft, respectively, over the GTI.

Volkswagen claims the R will reach 62mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds.


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