New Golf R breaks

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Volkswagen Golf R, 2020, front
Volkswagen Golf R, 2020, rear
Volkswagen Golf R, 2020, interior
Volkswagen Golf R, 2020, exhaust
Volkswagen Golf R, 2020, dashboard
Volkswagen Golf R, 2020, seats

THE hottest version of the latest Golf has been revealed by Volkswagen and it comes with a new all-wheel-drive system as standard as well as the option of a drift mode for maximum fun.

With a 2.0-litre turbo engine boosted to deliver 320ps it is the most powerful production Golf and capable of 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds.

Power is up by 27 horsepower over its predecessor and the newcomer is fitted with VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system that incorporates torque vectoring to optimise traction.

The R model will be available either as a six-speed manual with the option of a seven-speed DSG box. Top speed is limited to 155mph.

An optional R-Performance package is also available which not only increases performance but adds features such as a rear spoiler to the design.

The performance option also includes an R button on the steering wheel for quick access to the car's ‘race' mode which has a drift setting for use on track.

The R sits some 2cm lower than the standard Golf and comes with bigger front air intakes, specific R badges while at the rear there are quad exhausts protruding from a diffuser.

Prices for the model are still to be announced but are expected to be slightly more than the £32,000 entry price for the previous Golf R.

The new R is expected to be on the road early next year.

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