The VW Golf R was already a legend.
But now VW is celebrating two decades of the Golf R with a 20 Years Edition 2023 VW Golf R.
This very special Golf is currently in the midst of launching and will be available for about one year.
It’s an ultra-powerful hatch that puts out 328-hp thanks to its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That’s a boost from 315-hp in the regular model.
That’s a boost of 13 horses from the regular 315-hp model.
And, most exciting of all is the fact that it’s the most powerful Golf that VW has ever created.
Let’s take a look at some of the features that make the 2023 VW Golf R even more extra:
Other special features: An “emotion start” option that, when activated, allows the special edition car to rev to 2,500 rpm on startup, giving it a more aggressive sound.
It also comes R-Performance equipment as standard, rather than optional as it is on the standard Golf R.
The R-Performance includes a rear spoiler on the roof and R-Performance Torque Vectoring plus added driving modes with what VW calls “Special” and “Drift” settings.
Additionally, the 20-Year Special Edition Golf R has R logos on the grille, fenders, and hatchback; Mirror caps that are blue unless customers orders blue paint, in which case the mirror caps are black; A “20” badge is on the B-pillar; Nineteen-inch wheels with a two-tone black and blue color scheme (or you can request all black).
Inside, there’s luxurious Nappa leather plus sport seats and an “R” logo adorning the upper section of the backrest. Carbon fiber trim makes the dashboard and interior door panels pop.
To date, Volkswagen has sold more than 260,000 R models all over the world.
Here are five other things you’ll love about the Golf R Special edition:
All that power and drive.
As in more power, better driving dynamics, and simply more adrenaline-pumping fun.
It’s truly very special.
You will want to act quickly because the production period is one year roughly. That makes it a collector’s edition with a historic lineage, meaning it will be collectible down the line.
It’s got history attached to it.
The 2023 VW Golf R finds its roots on the racetrack and represents the movement of innovative technologies to series production. “Fan communities around the world are enthralled by the expressive design and enhanced performance. The new Golf R ‘20 Years’ is now available to order,” the company announced. “The Golf R ‘20 Years’ surpasses everything that has been launched with the ‘Golf’ label up to now with its drive technology.
It’s got the pep of a high-end sports car.
The Golf R anniversary model will get you from zero to 60 in a mere 3.9 seconds and you can reach a top speed of 167 mph.
The media is raving about it.
The media is gushing that the R unites speed and sophistication, a refined turbocharged engine and what Car & Driver describe as joyful handling. “The Golf R’s 315 horsepower engine offers 295 lb-ft torque and is paired with an available 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission,” according to the media outlet. “The result is the new R-performance torque vectoring 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive that will send your heart into race mode.”
Like all other Golfs the R “20 Years” will come out of the Wolfsburg factory – the home of all Golf models.
Starting at about $64,500, this special Golf R is expected to be an instant classic.
The 2023 VW Golf R in general is designed for your inner adrenaline junky.
Keep in mind that it’s part of automotive history. Although the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is an all-new model it’s part of the eighth generation of the Golf lineup. That makes it an ultra-hot hatch that is sure to be a favorite with collectors in the long run. You get sports car fun at an affordable price. It delivers plenty of performance and a spirited heart-racing drive. You can choose between manual or automatic transmission. And the regular Golf R is relatively affordable.
It’s a premium performance yet practical hatchback that starts at $44,090. And it’s perfect for sport enthusiasts thanks to what Car & Driver calls its “capable chassis and suspension system and the brilliant turbocharged inline-4 motor that has the potential to outshine many of the rivals.”
You’ll love the R’s 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection inline-4 engine that churns out 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual is standard and you have the option of a super-fun 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All of the power comes through a full-time AWD drivetrain system.
The cabin of the Golf R is quite spacious. For instance, five passengers can travel comfortably, with plenty of legroom in both the front and back. Additionally, the armrest is wide enough to store certain items – as is the glovebox. You will love doing your summer road trip with friends or family in the Golf R!
Other things we love:
- Supportive seats with optional heat
- Rear doors open wide
- Striking exterior design with sharp body lines that lend an aggressive and sporty look
- Stunning headlight design
- Beautifully crafted 19-inch y-spoke alloy wheels with blue painted brake calipers and drilled and slotted rotors also turn heads.
- The rear even looks good thanks to the LED taillights, wide rear tires and the quad-tip exhaust looks exquisite.
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