Top 10 Practical Performance Vehicles

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Top 10 Practical Performance Vehicles
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Let’s say you’ve got an insatiable appetite for speed but you also have other responsibilities like three kids, a golden retriever, volunteer work on weekends and other domestic duties. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Spotted in Spy Photos

Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Spotted in Spy Photos
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Sold in the U.S. as the Jetta SportWagen, Volkswagen is working on a high-performance version of its Golf R Variant. Continue Reading...

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Could Have 300 HP

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Could Have 300 HP
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The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R is currently undergoing testing and it is believed that the range-topping hatch will make between 290 and 300 hp. Continue Reading...

New Volkswagen Golf R Gets Big Power Bump

New Volkswagen Golf R Gets Big Power Bump
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When Volkswagen finishes launching all seven planned variants of its popular Golf within the next 12 months, the Golf R will sit at the top of the lineup boasting 286 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

2014 Volkswagen Golf R Caught Testing in Spy Photos

2014 Volkswagen Golf R Caught Testing in Spy Photos
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Topping the brand’s hot hatch range, the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R is appearing today for the first time in spy photos with a few visibile changes over the current model. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Patent Images Confirm Production

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Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet Patent Images Confirm Production
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The Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet is the drop top version of the powerful Golf R, and we now know thanks to patent drawings that the cabriolet concept we saw last year will be put into production, although it likely won’t make it the the States.  Continue Reading...

2012 VW Golf R Priced from $33,990

2012 VW Golf R Priced from $33,990
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It’s almost here… the most powerful Golf to ever be sold on U.S. soil, and Volkswagen has just released official pricing with the 2-door model starting at $33,990. An over $10,000 premium from the GTI, the Golf R adds custom bodywork, a retuned suspension system, 18-inch wheels and upgraded brakes, plus tighter steering. But that’s… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Set For U.S Debut Early In 2012

Volkswagen Golf R Set For U.S Debut Early In 2012
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The eagerly anticipated  high performance Volkswagen Golf R has been confirmed for sale in the U.S in early 2012. With the cancellation of the GTI Edition 35, and the outgoing R32 beast, VDub enthusiasts will be extremely pleased to know that a hot-hatch version of the Golf is coming. Volkswagen’s product and technology communications manager Mark Gillies… Continue Reading...

VW Golf 16S Celebrates GTI Anniversary At Wörthersee

VW Golf 16S Celebrates GTI Anniversary At Wörthersee
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Two very special birthdays are about to be celebrated with the legendary Volkswagen GTI turning 35 as well as 30 years of GTI owner meetups. The double anniversary will be celebrated in some very special ways. The 235-hp GTI Edition 35 can be ordered now, and the 440-hp all-drive VW Motorsport Golf24 will compete in… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Magazine Ad Is Edible

Volkswagen Golf R Magazine Ad Is Edible
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An Ogilvy Cape Town South African Volkswagen Golf R advertisement is encouraging the reader to ingest the advertisement(see picture above). The “Eat the road. Seriously, eat it” ad is made of “glutinous rice flour, water, salt, propylene glycol, FD&C colour and glycerin.” The idea behind this ad is giving people a test drive in their mouth. This takes… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Officially Confirmed for the U.S.

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Volkswagen Golf R Officially Confirmed for the U.S.
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Volkswagen‘s hottest of hatchbacks will make its way to U.S. soil, confirms the German automaker. A spiritual successor to the R32, the Golf R is part of VW’s new ‘R’ performance brand, and gets its motivation from VW’s always-impressive 2.0T turbocharged 4-cylinder rather than the old V6 in the R32. While VW hasn’t released specs… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Coming to America, Will Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Golf R Coming to America, Will Debut at Detroit Auto Show
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While still less than certain, the Volkswagen Golf R is reportedly set to be offered in North America next year, with a likely announcement set for the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January. The ultra-hot hatch has already been on sale in Europe for close to a year, making the GTI look tame in comparison… Continue Reading...

MR Car Design Volkswagen Golf R Looks Stunning, Makes 325-HP

MR Car Design Volkswagen Golf R Looks Stunning, Makes 325-HP
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MR Car Design has taken Volkswagen‘s Golf R and added a touch of spice with a new tuning package. The tuning package increases horsepower from the factory 266-hp to a respectable 325-hp while torque jumps from 256 ft-lbs to 345. The performance increase is courtesy of a retuned ECU, stainless steel exhaust system and other… Continue Reading...

Mcchip-DKR Tunes Volkswagen Golf R To 315-hp

Mcchip-DKR Tunes Volkswagen Golf R To 315-hp
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Yes, we are in love with Volkswagen‘s Golf R and every time we see yet another tuner releasing upgrades for it we curse the fact that it isn’t offered here. Mcchipp-DKR is the newest of our interests, with a simple ECU tune that boosts the stock figures of 270-hp and 256 ft-lbs of torque to… Continue Reading...

JE Design Puts Volkswagen Golf R Power Into GTI

JE Design Puts Volkswagen Golf R Power Into GTI
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OK we just wanted another excuse to mention Volkswagen‘s Golf R in a post. And even though this isn’t even a Golf R, it packs the same punch under the hood. JE Design has come up with a nice little package for the Volkswagen Golf GTI to up the horsepower to 270-hp while adding its… Continue Reading...

Report: Volkswagen’s New Mid-Size Sedan to Be Offered as a Diesel

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Report: Volkswagen’s New Mid-Size Sedan to Be Offered as a Diesel
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Volkswagen will offer its new mid-size sedan with both gasoline and diesel engines says VW North America boss Stefan Jacoby. In doing so VW will be the only automaker in North America to offer a mid-size diesel sedan, competing against the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion. The popularity of hybrid… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen R GmbH Officially Announced as New VW Performance Brand

Volkswagen R GmbH Officially Announced as New VW Performance Brand
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Once again the rumors were correct with VW now officially announcing Volkswagen R GmbH,  a special division of the German automaker dedicated to “sporty exclusive models.” Something akin to BMW M or Mercedes AMG, VW’s R brand will oversee the development of special R models as well as R Line design packages and special “Volkswagen… Continue Reading...
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