Volkswagen, in a display of their unbridled confidence, is offering the 2022 Golf R in one fully-loaded trim. This 2022 Volkswagen is so precise in its utility, performance, and design that they have achieved a nomination for the 2022 World Performance Car Of The Year by the World Car Awards. Simply, VW wants to make it a breeze for anyone and everyone to get into this fifth iteration of this performance rocket.
With its 315-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection EA888 evo4 TSI® engine, the all-new Golf R comes standard manual six-speed transmission, and there is an optional seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic but trust me, the manual six-speed transmission is a powerhouse.
For real driving enthusiasts, the rear-axle torque-vectoring brings gave us an entirely different level of handling to the Golf R on the curvy roads outside of Ashville. Using a rear differential with two multi-plate clutches, it can distribute up to 100 percent of the rear torque to an individual rear wheel to maximize cornering grip. The system even enables the new track-only “Drift” mode, for use away from public roads, which sends all available rear torque to the outside wheel. The Golf R also has a new “Special” setting, configured for highest performance around Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack, with torque vectoring optimized for the track’s cornering profile, along with softer suspension damper settings.
As you walk up to the new Golf R it is clear that it is longer and sportier than its predecessor, and features an entirely new electronic architecture. The evolved exterior design bears the styling hallmarks of past Golf R models, such as the blue-painted brake calipers and distinctive C-pillar while adding a more sharply raked hood, a new blue strip in the grille as well as new lighting and wheel design, and a performance spoiler. Inside, a new, digitally-networked world of displays and controls enables the driver to customize the look and technology of their Golf R more intuitively, and in greater detail, than ever before.
From that R-specific front bumper that features twin intakes framed in gloss black that brings the uniquely aggressive look to the “R” lettering at the rear positioned under the new Volkswagen band logo. This gives a fabulous nod to Golf R’s performance potential, a slightly extended two-piece rear spoiler is prominent and provides extra downforce on the rear axle. A rear diffuser in black neatly frames a quad-tipped exhaust system which will leave a lasting impression on those that you pass on the road.
An exciting drive
Grand Touring For 2
The Dark Side
Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)
Driving In Delray
The Fantasy Is Real