2014 Volkswagen Golf R Caught Testing in Spy Photos

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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.

Most obviously, the car is sporting not two but four exhaust tips. Big brakes, super low-profile tires wrapped around “R” wheels also hint at the car’s performance capability. What looks like an intercooler is also visible through the front grille, as is an adaptive cruise control sensor.

Expect a revised 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder under the hood with something around 256 hp translated through either a DSG or a six-speed manual. As is the case for both the Golf and GTI, the Golf R will also migrate to VW’s new MQB modular architecture. Aside from making production both cheaper and easier, it will also mean the MK7 line will grow to offer more interior space.

GALLERY: 2014 Volkswagen Golf R

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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