Watch: Let’s Get Excited for the Updated Golf R Performance Share Comments Volkswagen updated the Mk7 Golf earlier this year in Europe (it should come here soon-ish) with more power, tech, and tweaked looks. And as if we weren’t excited enough, the company has just released a teaser for the Golf R Performance. Although it’s still shrouded in mystery, the video promises 17-inch brakes, launch control, and implies that the car will get adjustable ride height, a useful trick if it’s to use the new diffuser that’s been bolted to the back. It doesn’t appear that VW will add any power (the standard Golf R comes with 310 hp), but the video shows the car running at 267 km/h, which is the equivalent of 166 mph. To go with that top speed, the launch control will get the new Golf R Performance to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. That time, as well as its lap times, are helped by the sticky Pirelli Trofeo R tires (similar to those Lamborghini used to crush the Nurburgring lap record) that the car was reportedly wearing in Geneva. With aero mods borrowed from the GTI Clubsport (which holds the front-wheel-drive Nurburgring lap record) and a titanium exhaust from Akrapovic, too, it should all add up to an obscenely quick car. Given the Volkswagen Group’s recent enthusiasm for the Nordschleiffe it can only be assumed that this will break a record of its own, it only remains to be seen which.