The iconic Volkswagen Golf R has earned its reputation of being the perfect mini hatch-back vehicle with great exterior and cool interior at the same time. And speaking of speed, the separate model is made for such even though its position is already being contested by others in its category such as the Audi S3, BMW M135i and the Mercedes-AMG A35 but don’t take this post for it instead, go on check out the drag race between the trio which should offer a better insight about how close they all can get.
On papers, there isn’t too much going for the Golf GTR for example, it sports a 2.0-liter turbo which produces a 315 horsepower (320 PS) and that is only slightly more than the outgoing model and also being much in line with its rivals but then we watched a video on YouTube whereby this is being put to work and for real, things were different from how it’s suppose to.
This little boy could go from 0 to 100km/h (62 MPH) under 4.4 seconds – at least based on the independent tester’s result and this was even during the cold season and I kept wondering how farther this car can go if it was during the summer.
The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R has an AWD system which in itself sounds pretty cool to have and the powerful acceleration is yet another but you only get this kind of performance if you build the boost in order to catch yourself off the feet.
Another thing worth mentioning is the development of a new setup which is only available on the Golf R and the Tiguan R which is able to send more than 50% of the available torque to the rear wheels allowing you to be in a much more speedy modes.