Volkswagen is hard at work prepping the MkVIII Golf, which should arrive sometime in the next year or so. That also means we'll have a fresh take on the GTI and the hot hatch Golf R. It seems, however, that VW is eager to turn the Golf R from a hot hatch into a scorching one. And by scorching, we mean 400 horsepower. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen wants to push its own R brand to new heights. Currently, the Golf R competes with a hoard of hot hatchbacks. Ford cranked out the wonderful (albeit back-crushing) Focus RS, Audi is doing great things with its S and RS offerings, and Honda has...
Jost Capito Wants More High-Performance Volkswagens
Jost Capito joined Volkswagen in May of 2012 as the head of Volkswagen’s motorsports division. Prior to this, Capito worked at Ford, where he was head of its Global Performance Vehicles group, and ultimately the man responsible for products like the Ford Focus RS. In other words, he knows a...Kurt Ernst
V-6 Powered Volkswagen Jetta R In The Works?
For anyone still lamenting Volkswagen’s decision to ditch its guttural 3.2-liter V-6 in the transition from the MkV Golf R32 to the current MkVI Golf R, there is some hope on the horizon. Volkswagen may launch a new V-6 powered R car but this time ‘round the Jetta sedan is expected to...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Volkswagen Establishes New R Performance Division
Volkswagen is establishing a new division that will handle development and sales for all future models designated under the R performance label. The new division is simply called Volkswagen R and it will operate in a similar fashion to BMW’s own M Division, Mercedes-Benz's AMG and Audi's...Viknesh Vijayenthiran