Volkswagen Golf R – The quickest, most powerful Golf ever to wear the badge…
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It’s asserted the six-pace double clutch form hits 100km/h from rest in 5.0sec dead and, subsequent to belting the launch-control prepared hot hatch over Victoria’s Yarra Ranges, we don’t question it.
Meanwhile, the 206kW 2.0-liter turbo Volkswagen Golf flagship is a part slower presently speed manual, at 5.2sec, a truth that will be of zero outcome for anybody to whom DIY choice of riggings is vital.
The power delivery of the engine is so smooth it doesn’t initially feel fast — until you have to change a gear to slingshot forward. The exhaust still has the trademark “braaaaaaaaapeeep” note between gears. But the jury is divided, however, on the engine sound. It’s not instantly likeable and has a coarse tone overlayed with a synthesized attempt at the real sound.