Volkswagen GTI-R to Debut at Frankfurt
To be more specific, the upcoming Golf GTI-R will incorporate a turbocharged engine developing around 266 bhp (198 kW), with a similar unit to be installed on a high-performance Scirocco as well. Obviously, the engine will rely on lightweight materials and will produce very low CO2 emissions with reduced fuel consumption. However, there are no details regarding the materials to be used under the hood for the time being. There will be two transmission configurations available: a six-speed manual unit plus a DSG gearbox.
Among other features we can mention LED daytime running lights, a slightly restyled front bumper to make the car look a bit more aggressive, side skirts, rear roof spoiler and rear LED lights. Since such a high-performance model would require it, the German automaker installed larger wheels capable of providing increased stability and handling at high speeds.
The GTI-R will rely on an all-wheel drive system, unlike other high-performance models on the market, and count here the Ford Focus RS, which incorporate a front-wheel drive system.
As mentioned, the new Golf is expected to be displayed to the public in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, while sales will debut in the next few months.