Volkswagen Golf R20 spied testing

Volkswagen Golf R20 spied testing
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The German automaker Volkswagen is planning on bringing their most performance based hoot hatch at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The highly anticipated R20 version of the sixth generation Golf was recently spotted before its debut in four door form wearing black camouflage on the hatch, hood, fenders and general front end. The Golf R20 will be slotted into the VW lineup just above the VW Golf GTI hot hatch and is set to compete with other high performance economy cars like the Ford Focus RS.

As the name suggests, the Golf R20 will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0 Liter four cylinder engine with direct injection and will put out a maximum of 260 HP. Without the added bulk of a V6 and an all wheel drive system, the R20 is a much better handling package than the outgoing R32 and will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH.

Separating the R20 from ordinary Golfs are a set of extended side sills and very large air intakes in the front bumper. The factory tuned Golf will also benefit from a lowered suspension that makes use of different dampers and a new set of springs.


Source: AutoCar

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  (570) posted on 06.24.2011

I think this car has a better performance compare to the Golf BlueMotion. Its faster in terms of 0-60 mph. And I bet this 2 liter four cylinder makes the engine of this car to be more powerful.

  (337) posted on 06.24.2011

Yeah, just recently I haven’t read any updates on this car manufacturer. Are they working on something? And I don’t think that they will join in the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

  (273) posted on 06.2.2011

Being the most affordable hatchback pushed the VW to use a turbocharged engine,
this one is cheaper. However, I think this model version is more powerful than the original production.

  (474) posted on 06.1.2011

This was two years ago. However, I haven’t heard any entry from the Volkswagen this coming Frankfurt Motor Show. They haven’t released newer version this past few months.

  (596) posted on 05.10.2011

Good thing that you’ve noticed it. I thought it was Scirocco too. My mistake! I was thinking if other versions were finished on its testing period and when is the official launching?

  (619) posted on 09.24.2010

I’ve been reading that the R20 would be AWD and also be a Scirocco not a golf.

  (325) posted on 08.4.2010

This isn’t what everyone else is reporting. I’ve been hearing it’s going to be AWD this entire time

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