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Seventh-Gen Golf R Hides in a Block of Ice

Volkswagen Golf R

We have seen the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf hit the market and the concept version of the Golf VII GTI . Naturally, the next step is the unveiling of the Golf VII R .

Today, Volkswagen has dropped a first teaser image of the seventh-generation Golf R concept. Volkswagen took the creative route with this teaser and, instead of showing an indistinguishable close up of some random part of the hot hatchback, it placed the concept in a virtual block of ice to disguise its features.

Even though this teaser reveals nearly nothing, you can still make out larger air intakes in the front bumper and the overall “R” persona. Under the hood, the new Golf R will get a 2.0-liter TFSI engine with an output in the range of 290 horsepower. The engine will be connected to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG and will send power to all four wheels via a Haldex all-wheel-drive system. Of course, top speed will be limited to only 155 mph, but we expect a little improvement on its 0 to 60 mph time.

Thawing will begin 14 days from now and the official unveiling will be made at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.



3 comments:

Hiding a car inside the block of ice is very unique way of introducing things. They are confident that this car won’t be ruined after thawing. Then it is good that the car could be able to endure such cold temperature.

Couldn’t agree more, Angelsilhouette. Holding out hope that something will change in coming generations, but I am starting to think that we will continue to see more of this tweaking of headlights, taillights and interiors until VW faithful step up and ask for something different. Then VW may finally make some changes.

I am still shocked the the Sirocco has not yet made it to the States. WE were especially depressed when VW announced that it had no plans to release it here either.

Because it’s not really going to look any different to previous golfs, they see no point in showing you anything but the general outline and the colour?

With the exception of the Scirrocco and the newer beetle, VW’s design has always seemed very dull. They’re right up there with Honda and Toyota for snoozability ratings in their aesthetics. And they don’t even want to sell Americans their only other beautiful car, the Scirrocco, because they don’t want to poach sales from the Golf...

Wow.

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