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 |  Apr 13 2012, 12:40 PM

In celebration of the most powerful performance car it’s ever sold in the U.S., the 2012 Golf R, Volkswagen is launching a fan contest to reward one lucky enthusiast. 

“The Golf R has an incredibly loyal following of fans, and this is a way for Volkswagen to say ‘thank you’ for their passion and enthusiasm,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “We are delighted to reward one lucky Golf R fan with the ultimate enthusiast travel experience, including an adrenaline-pumping driving experience on a legendary track.”

Rated at 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, the German hot hatch has a justified fan following which is something the automaker wants to recognize. Folks interested in entering need an iPad and can participate via the “Golf R Drivers Forever” app by summarizing, in 256 words or less, why they’re the ultimate fan.

The sweepstakes started yesterday and will continue through May 14, at which point a winner will be chosen and sent on a week-long trip to Germany. As part of the adventure, the winner will be sent on a track day to drive a Golf R at the Nurburgring circuit. They will also visit the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg and take a sightseeing trip to Berlin.

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