• 300 horsepower and completely defeatable stability control for next generation MKVII Golf R? Yep, and a lower price

    This is pretty good news for VW Golf fans as the new Golf R will sport 300 horsepower which is a nice improvement over the MKVI Golf R in the USA which featured a 256 horsepower 2.0 liter turbocharged motor. It appears that basically the Golf R will mimic the Audi S3 which has 300 horsepower out of its 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor. So, nothing all that unique for the Golf R engine wise although it definitely is an improvement.

    A nice piece of news though is that the traction control will finally be completely defeatable allowing one to prevent any electronic nannies from intervening. On the GTI this is not a possibility. The four wheel drive system will also be tweaked with a new differential designed to eliminate understeer.

    The car will make its debut in at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of this year and is expected to have a slightly lower asking price than the previous model. Hopefully there is also more to offer than just a re-skinned Audi S3 with some software changes.



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    1. E90Company's Avatar
      E90Company -
      This will be a fun car to drive
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90Company Click here to enlarge
      This will be a fun car to drive
      Lighter, more power, better balanced, what's not to love?
    1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
      chrisisnapping -
      The stability control in the 2012 R and Gti can be defeated. Someone cracked some coding that can be done via Vag Com

      I hope this comes to the US with the DSG. Would be a really fun car with a gtx turbo on it
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
      The stability control in the 2012 R and Gti can be defeated. Someone cracked some coding that can be done via Vag Com

      I hope this comes to the US with the DSG. Would be a really fun car with a gtx turbo on it
      Yes but this can be defeated from the factory without need for any aftermarket coding, big difference.
    1. chrisisnapping's Avatar
      chrisisnapping -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Yes but this can be defeated from the factory without need for any aftermarket coding, big difference.
      Good point. I know it was a bone of contention for everyone who reviewed it/bought it.
    1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
      Puerto Rican 335d -
      Damn this sound enticing!!!
    1. nafoo's Avatar
      nafoo -
      Damn, so I should wait for a 2014 Golf R...
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
      Damn, so I should wait for a 2014 Golf R...
      Depends what else you are considering. Going to a very cool car though!