The latest in Golf R20T/GTI-R speculation suggests an official reveal at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (15-27 September). Last month AutoExpress took a reasonable stab at how the car might look (above). And, while debate over the final badge remains, the good news is that it is now believed the über Golf will have an all-wheel drive 4motion system.
The closest thing to an official release to the predicted range-topping Golf has been the Scirocco Studie R from last year’s Bologna Motor Show. There was nothing in that information that confirmed how many wheels would be putting the 198kW of power to the road. It was hoped this question might be answered with a Scirocco R20T reveal at Geneva, but, failing a last minute headline grabber from Volkswagen this weekend, that hasn’t happened. Indeed, Volkswagen didn’t even come to the Geneva show with a production-ready Golf GTI.
With the hot Golf/Scirocco engine likely to be sourced from Audi’s S3 the adaptation of the donor car’s quattro all-wheel drive hardware seems a formality, and the latest gossip from CAR magazine in the UK tends to support this.
Let the speculation continue, with all eyes on Frankfurt for the final answer.