Volkswagen Golf R in Yellow: There's a First Time for Everything

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Call me crazy, but I know what a Golf 7 R costs second-hand and what dealerships are charging as premiums. I know what most people have as options and what the car will do in a drag race against the A45 AMG. What's my point? I've never seen a yellow Golf R.
The configurator has about four pages of colors you can choose from, but most people stick to the first because they don't want to wait six months for the factory to make the freaking thing. Plus, dealerships sometimes ask you more if you don't want to buy something they can get straight away. But somebody in Sweden decided he's seen one too many blue hatchbacks and made this thing happen.

There are two yellows available on this car, the standard one which is very pale and looks like something the Porsche Cayenne used to have and this Ginstergelb thingie. What do you pay extra? Only €1,770, which isn't all that bad.

This particular view is a review made by a YouTube channel called POVDRIVING, and it's called "popcorn machine" because the exhaust system sounds that way. Many people have noticed that it's dead easy to make the exhaust pop when you let go of the throttle somewhere below 4,000rpm.

The popcorn machine is indeed the fastest car Volkswagen makes, but that's because it's not trying very hard. What we mean is that the R400 project seems to have stalled, even though it would have made a heck of a rocket.

While the exhaust sounds good, the thing you hear inside is fake. You can read all about it in our previous story about the Soundaktor. In Sweden, cars are harshly taxed according to their power, so this yellow Golf is kind of a big deal. So it's probably a good thing that it comes with all the bells and whistles.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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