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Volkswagen to make 283kW Golf R Evo

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Volkswagen’s assault on the upper end of the hot hatch segment has become clearer after word Wolfsburg is planning a more powerful and lighter Golf R model, expected to carry the model designation “Evo”.

The current EA888 2.0 litre engine will be developed and modified with a new cylinder head and induction system to produce at least 283kW. The Golf R Evo will be available exclusively with a 6-speed DSG transmission and Haldex all-wheel drive system. It has a target weight of sub-1400kg.

We can also expect Audi to jump on this bandwagon, too, in the guise of an S3 Plus model featuring the same drivetrain.

This news has emerged from several sources who were at the Detroit Auto Show and spoke to VW’s Franz Eichler, the man poached from Mercedes who oversaw development of the 265kW 2.0 litre four-pot found in the A45 AMG.

[Source: Autocar]

6 replies on “Volkswagen to make 283kW Golf R Evo”

Jav it will be VW saying bye bye before this thing even comes out. AMg have already confirmed they are working on a Black Series version of the A45 that will produce just over 300Kw. Stating it will be the most powerful 2.0L production engine on the planet, so VW still have some catching up to do.

Anyway if VW can’t workout how to make their Haldex work like a proper AWD car like Merc do instead of it driving like an understeery FWD then they can shove 1000Kw out their engine it will still drive like shit for the true enthusiast i.e the non-latte crowd.

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