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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Good At Everything And Has Fun Doing It

In this incredible era of near-perfect, record-shattering, computer-aided performance, one traditional quality is increasingly in short supply: personality. Character, some might call it. Technical prowess has a way of ironing out the things that make cars truly memorable beyond just their speed and handling. This is… » 6/22/15 2:50pm 6/22/15 2:50pm

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

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

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 Stability Control

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