Understated Mk7 Golf R dressed in black

Volkswagen Golf R prototype

Following the official reveal of the all new Volkswagen Golf VII it hasn’t taken long for the sighting of what is believed to be the next Golf R to take place.

Debate surrounds the placement of the exhausts for the next-gen R; will they be quad tipped, with a pair at either side of the car, as these images show, or will VW return to the current centrally mounted twin tips as seen on the Mk6 Golf R?

Also, to us, the front spoiler treatment looks a little too conservative. It’s true that Volkswagen’s warmed over Golfs are never really that out there, but this seems a bit too plain for our expectations. It’s hard to tell in these spy shots, but it looks like the R could have matte coloured mirrors as well, instead of the gloss black seen on the Mk6.

We’ve had no further bids on predicted power, which means we’re still expecting around 210kW from a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder.

[Source: WCF | Pics: Automedia]