A high-power version of Volkswagen Golf R might be on the way if a British owner’s manual is anything to go by.
South African Volkswagen fans are eagerly waiting for the local arrival of the Golf 8 GTI in the second quarter of 2021 but the potent Golf 8 R is due towards the end of the year and will pack no less than 235 kW and 420 Nm of torque. Those are impressive numbers and the Golf R is expected to dash from zero to 100 kph in 4.7 seconds.
However, there could be a more powerful Golf 8 R Plus in the pipeline as indicated in a British owner’s manual, as discovered by volkswizard, which lists a 2.0-litre TSI ‘DNFF’ engine with power outputs of 245 kW and 420 Nm of torque which implies that a more potent Golf R could be unleashed at some point. However, there is no official confirmation from Volkswagen as to if or when this supposed Golf R Plus will come to fruition.
For now though, the standard 235 kW Golf 8 R will have to do and if a Golf R Plus version is to be introduced, it will likely come to market later on in the Golf 8’s life cycle.
Local specification and pricing for the Golf 8 R will be revealed closer to launch but late last year we postured that the Golf 8 R could be priced very close to the R1-million mark by the time it reaches our shores, but that remains to be seen…
As always, we will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.
Original Story by www.cars.co.za