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 |  Oct 08 2009, 6:30 AM


Volkswagen has confirmed that the high-powered all-wheel drive Golf R, which debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show last month, will be sold in North America. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (the same powerplant found under the hood of the Audi TT-S) the Golf R makes 265hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque.

Volkswagen estimates the car’s 0-62 mph time is roughly 6.5 seconds with the six-seed manual transmission or 6.4 seconds with the DSG automatic.

Inside and out the Golf R has plenty of unique features including LED daytime running lights, new five-spoke wheels, a new grille, R side skirts and badging and dual exhaust pipes. Inside there are new sport seats, special aluminum pedals and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

When it does arrive here, most likely later in 2010 as a 2011 model (as as not to steal the GTI’s thunder), it will be badged as the GTI-R.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf GTI-R


[Source: LeftLaneNews]