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    Volkswagen has been making R-badged Golfs for longer than you might think. In fact, what you're looking at here is the fourth such model. But while previous generations have moved the power game incrementally forward, this latest version moves it on by leaps and bounds.

    Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, now just weeks away, the new Golf R packs a prodigious 296 horsepower. That's not just more than the 286 hp we expected or more than a proportionate increase over its predecessors: Compare that figure to the 237 hp in the first Golf R32, the 247 hp in the one that followed and the 261 hp in the outgoing Golf R, and you'll realize that the new output doesn't just represent a bigger leap than Volkswagen R GmbH has ever taken before, it's bigger than the entire progress of the line until now.

    The power (and its accompanying 280 pound-feet of torque) is once again channeled to all four wheels through a Haldex system and either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch transmission, although it remains to be seen which will make the transatlantic voyage Stateside and when. The suspension is dropped by 0.78 inches compared to the Mk7 Golf upon which it's based (0.2 inches lower than the GTI), the aero kit looks similar to the R-line package we've seen before, dual exhaust pipes protrude from the diffuser in the back and buyers can opt for 18- or 19-inch wheels.

    Volkswagen hasn't let us inside just yet, having revealed just two exterior shots and a pair of design renderings. However, VW specifies textile seats with Alcantara bolsters and optional Nappa leather, replete with carbon trim and R logos abounding. Scope out the full press release below and watch this space for more as Frankfurt approaches as quickly as a 300-horsepower hot hatch in your rearview.



    Volkswagen reveals new 296-hp Golf R - Autoblog
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    Good stuff, I'm in for some updates. Before I owned my WRX I had a 2010 GTI & I still miss it... Until I get in my WRX and drive it and then all the sadness goes away haha. A golf R is nice but kinda pricey, even though it may be the best bang for your buck. I want to drive one!

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    Looks like a Golf.

    If only Subaru would follow this path of huge HP jumps with the next WRX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    If only Subaru would follow this path of huge HP jumps with the next WRX.
    Didn't we all agree the Golf R was targeted towards the STi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    Didn't we all agree the Golf R was targeted towards the STi?
    Okay yes we did. I just mean in general. The WRX/STi line has been power stagnant since 2009!

    If VW can increase HP by that much and still keep their fuel consumption in check, Subaru has no excuses.

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    We ALL know our subies have more potential than what it produces from the factory Mitsubishi is definitely on its way out time to take over the rally game
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    looks nice but good gods front badge delete! WHO PUT THAT THERE!!! lol.

    like the double projector lights tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Okay yes we did. I just mean in general. The WRX/STi line has been power stagnant since 2009!

    If VW can increase HP by that much and still keep their fuel consumption in check, Subaru has no excuses.

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    yup.
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Okay yes we did. I just mean in general. The WRX/STi line has been power stagnant since 2009!

    If VW can increase HP by that much and still keep their fuel consumption in check, Subaru has no excuses.

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    Agreed. Hopefully their DIT in car with a WRX badge can impress.

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    It will be interesting to get driver feedback and see how much of a "Driver's car" it turns out to be. R32's were great cars, but were really marketed towards people that wanted more refinement over raw performance. Perhaps this will have both.
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    Heck, I might be willing to risk VW's electrical woes for 300hp AWD GTI. I'll be it's pretty cushy inside too.
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    My only 2 complaints with the current gen golf R were:

    1. it needed more HP
    2. The pedal heights were jacked making heel toe hard.

    If they solved both, I might be game. I almost bought an R32 new in 2002ish. Wish I had.
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    No 2015 WRX hatch, so no third WRX. Good-bye 12 years of Subaru....hello 2015 Golf R. I guess I'll just have to suffer with that new found VW interior luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
    No 2015 WRX hatch
    This has been confirmed by no one inside Subaru yet. Give it time.
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