The development team hardly cares to hide this Volkswagen Golf R. Apart from a few small elements, nothing hides the exterior. These shots also offer a glimpse of the interior.
The Golf R has an aggressive front fascia with three separate sections and diagonal pillars between them. The photographer is able to capture a close-up of the room which allows us to see the concealment attempt. Do not expect the final design to be too different from what is here, but there could be some flourish when the camo comes off.
The hot hatch rolls on wheels with an asymmetrical spoke design. Behind them you can see the drilled brake discs and the big blue calipers.
There is a wing on the roof at the back. Two oval-shaped tailpipes emerge on each side of the back, and there is a diffuser between them.
The interior is very similar to the high-end versions of the standard Golf. The seats are the biggest difference. Engineers barely hide the R logo on chairs, and there are larger bolsters to grab drivers while driving enthusiastically. In addition, it seems that there is Alcantara on the door panels.
A previous leak indicates that the Golf R produces 329 horsepower (245 kilowatts). We’re pretty sure this output comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that goes through a dual-clutch gearbox.
VW plans to unveil the Golf R before the end of the year. Given the lack of camouflage on cars during recent spy shots, the disclosure could be fairly quick. The company is already confirming that the new R and GTIs will go on sale in the United States for the 2022 model year.