The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Proof VW Doesn't Really Hate Us

"Volkswagen doesn't understand America." That's what the critics like to say. It's what they blame for a lack of cars that can crush it in the mass market and Volkswagen's slump during the best sales year in a decade. But there is proof that Volkswagen is at least listening to some of us, and the proof is in the all… » 1/29/15 12:00pm 1/29/15 12:00pm

​Volkswagen Put Some Big Ass Touchscreens In The Golf R

We're champing at the bit to get our paws on the new Golf R, but before it's unleashed in the U.S., VW used it as a platform to show off some massive touchscreens, a new interface, and gesture controls, because… uh… CES? » 1/05/15 10:00pm 1/05/15 10:00pm

Rejoice! The Volkswagen Golf R Will Get A Manual In The U.S. After All

Volkswagen can be really tricky sometimes. They make some amazing machines, but for us Americans, the questions are always "Will we get it?" and "Will it have a manual?" The good news is that despite earlier confusion, the Volkswagen Golf R will have both in America. Happy dance! » 11/20/14 4:13pm 11/20/14 4:13pm

The One Change That Makes The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R So Much Better

In addition to dropping some sexy Golf SportWagen news on us this morning, Volkswagen also released the final U.S. specs for the 2015 Golf R. 290 horsepower, zero to 60 mph in about 5 seconds or less, and some great news for track rats everywhere: stability control can finally be killed. » 5/13/14 8:54am 5/13/14 8:54am

An 'Extreme' Volkswagen Golf R Evo Might Be On The Way

You fools! You've never taken the Volkswagen Golf R models seriously. Now, VW — in addition to making a 296 horsepower Golf R with a manual and a DSG — is said to be making an even hotter "Evo" version. You and your Subaru will pay for your arrogance now! » 1/24/14 1:20pm 1/24/14 1:20pm

Blue, Fast And Mean: The History Of The Volkswagen R32 And Golf R

The original Volkswagen GTI is credited with starting the entire hot hatchback phenomenon. But somewhere along the line, the mad scientists at Volkswagen decided their hot Golf wasn't quite as hot as it could be. The result is hardcore performance brought to you by the letter "R." » 1/10/14 6:30pm 1/10/14 6:30pm

2014 Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet: The Drop Top Hot Hatch That Isn't For…

A 2-litre four-cylinder with 265 horsepower taking you to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds in an open-top VW Golf. That's what you can expect from the 2014 Golf R Cabriolet. And a nanny limiting it to 155, but that still doesn't keep it from being the fastest roofless Golf ever. Oh, it also won't be coming to America. » 2/07/13 4:40pm 2/07/13 4:40pm

Engine Computer Hackers Show You How To Disable The VW Golf R's…

All the vitriol that issued forth from the Automobile Mag guys who tried out the Volkswagen Golf R on the track seems to be for naught; mostly. A Volkswagen/computer nerd managed to crack the car's troublesome ESP-on-constantly program in the engine computer and disable it. » 12/03/12 5:40pm 12/03/12 5:40pm

Watch The Volkswagen Golf R's Computer Control People's Lives

The new Volkswagen Golf R looks like an amazing car. It has all wheel drive, a 256 hp turbo four banger, and it even looks good. It excels in all things but one: you can't turn off the freakin' stability control. » 11/28/12 2:40pm 11/28/12 2:40pm

2012 Volkswagen Golf R: The Jalopnik Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has had solid performance credentials for the past 35 years, but it's never been a full-fledged sports car. In 2004, VW decided enough was enough and gave the Golf all-wheel drive, a wider body, and a melodious 3.2 liter VR6. The limited production R32 was born. » 8/01/12 12:40pm 8/01/12 12:40pm

British Cops Borrow VW Golf R, Destroy It

Some careless Manchester, UK police officer was doing some testing in a loaned Volkswagen Golf R, hit a roundabout, and destroyed the roughly $63,000 car. The British press is having fun with it, calling the Golf R a "Supercar." Yeah, right. And Margaret Thatcher was a Page 3 Girl. » 1/25/12 4:45pm 1/25/12 4:45pm

VW limits first U.S. Golf R imports to 1,000 copies, all in red

It took an outcry from Volkswagen's most hard-core U.S. fans to convince the Teutonic transporter that the 266 hp and all-wheel-drive GOlf R. They'll have to act fast, since only 1,000 will be sold — and only in red. » 6/10/11 4:30pm 6/10/11 4:30pm

Volkswagen To Free Golf R In U.S. For 2012

Volkswagen says the hot Euro Golf R will arrive upon American shores in 2012 with an expected 266-hp turbo 2-liter engine and all-wheel-drive intact, with an option for two or four doors. Willkommen! » 12/09/10 2:20pm 12/09/10 2:20pm

2010 Volkswagen Golf R: The Scirocco R For America

We may never get the VW Scirocco R, but the 2010 Volkswagen Golf R offers the same engine, is AWD-equipped — and it's actually bound for the U.S. of A. as a replacement for the R32. » 9/16/09 1:30pm 9/16/09 1:30pm

2010 Volkswagen Golf R: Closest To Scirocco R We'll Ever Get

Volkswagen will unveil the 2010 VW Golf R at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show. The Golf R will share basic underpinnings with the recently-unveiled Scirocco R plus it'll add VW's 4Motion AWD. Only other difference? We'll probably get this one. » 9/14/09 1:40pm 9/14/09 1:40pm