We’re living in dark times, my friends, dark times. What do I turn to to make things a little more bearable? Gin, for one. And a giant punch bowl of spaghetti. And maybe 400 horsepower in the form of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R, if this rumor is true.
Volkswagen has a new hot hatch that’s almost ready for production, and it’s the most powerful GTI yet. Meet the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept car, a road version of Volkswagen’s IMSA race car that’ll go 164 mph if you ask Volkswagen to get rid of the car’s speed limiter.
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Are you prepared for the arctic apocalypse? This guy in a Japan-spec MK1 Volkswagen Golf sure is. Be like him.
The time has come to mourn the death of yet another sporty car nameplate. This one doesn’t affect the North American market, and while inevitable, it’s kind of a bummer nonetheless. The Volkswagen Scirocco is no more.
Jamie Orr decided he was going to save this ultra-rare Volkswagen Golf Harlequin from a junkyard. One of the most beloved cars that VW ever made, the Harlequin deserved better. The only problem was that it was 3,000 miles away. Well, that wasn’t the only problem.
It feels like we just got the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf family here in America, but VW is already giving it some major updates. You’ll need a keen eye to spot those differences on the outside, but there are some big changes in the cabin and under the hood. Also, more power for our beloved GTI version.
If you prefer your Volkswagen GTIs the old-fashioned way, with just two doors and offering a challenge for anyone who wants to get into the back seat, you better act now. The two-door GTI is about to be discontinued in the U.S.
It’s not everyday you get embarrassed at the drag strip by a tuned 600 horsepower Volkswagen Golf Mk. II VR6 Turbo, but I can guarantee that when it does happen, it’ll ruin your mood.
Instead of fast Renaults and Seats, Volkswagen had to beat the Honda Civic Type R’s record this time, and with 305 horsepower on tap, their new GTI Clubsport S delivered, proving that a two-seater Golf can be very fast. VW claims it’s now the quickest front-wheel drive car around the legendary Nürburgring.
The Golf 395 horsepower Golf R400 might be dead, but say hello to the 305 horsepower Golf GTI Clubsport S, a limited-edition track weapon with no rear seats.
This is the Golf GTI TCR. Volkswagen Motorsport built 20 of these 330 horsepower touring cars for privateers, and they are all sold by now.
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The Volkswagen Golf is a car. But it is not the only car that is a Volkswagen Golf.
The Golf GTI Clubsport is a 265 horsepower hot hatch that can also give you 290 horses for ten seconds on overboost. Evo went to Portugal to see what’s it like, but unfortunately, it seems that America is not getting any of these über GTIs.
Volkswagen never turned the mark 2 Golf into an official Group B rally car, but somebody in Austria corrected that mistake.