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  1. Golf VII R
    Fellow manual Golf R owners, when launching your car what rpm do you find works best?
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    In the last few weeks, Volkswagen has unveiled two new R models that will add a whole lot of power to some of its coolest models. The Tiguan R and the Arteon R will get well over 300 hp and R-performance torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. What's the problem? VW has no plans to bring them to North...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Since drivers in the UK haven’t been allowed to drive for pleasure during the lockdown, Volkswagen’s UK office has decided to go virtual. Although virtual races have been common (and infamous), VW decided to focus more on enthusiasts than on professionals. With the help of Tom Exton, host of...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    We've only just gotten the latest details on the eighth Golf GTI and already we're seeing revealing pictures of the Golf R. Rumored to be unveiled at Goodwood this summer, the Mk8 Golf R is the second (and possibly last) Mk8 Golf that has been confirmed for the US market.             View this...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    When the Volkswagen Spektrum Program launched in 2018, I think it's safe to say we all thought it was a great idea. After two years, VW still thinks it's a great idea and there's reason to believe it could continue in the next generation of Golf R. "We'd like it to [continue]," said Hein...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    As you well know, Volkswagen is going to Baja this year with the Atlas Cross Sport R. Now they need you to design the paintwork. Although it looks pretty righteous in its unpainted glory, VW is wisely opting to go with colors. And you can pick those colors by submitting a design to VW. The...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has been trying to make its cars appeal more specifically to Americans. That resulted in a new factory in Tennessee and more US-specific cars. And VW’s new COO, Johan de Nysschen, thinks that the next step is performance cars. “Dealers would like more performance derivatives,” said...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    Automakers are tripping over themselves to put performance stickers on their SUVs. But Volkswagen has come up with an R SUV that I think we can all get behind: the Atlas Cross Sport R. Volkswagen will take this race truck to the Baja 1000 next November where it will be piloted by Tanner Foust...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Talk of R SUVs and electrified Rs has dominated the high-performance VW conversation for a few years now, and the latest development suggests that the first step in that direction will be taken with the Touareg R plug-in hybrid. The first R model that will get a plug-in hybrid will be Touareg...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    When he took the helm of Volkswagen’s North American division, Scott Keogh promised that he would take care of enthusiasts. The latest development in that story is Keogh’s confidence that the R brand should be expanded in North America. Although already seen on the likes of the T-Roc in Europe...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although we’re less than ten days away from the official launch of the Mk8 Golf, we’re sure you’d rather see the next Golf now. And here it is. Posted to a Slovak VW fan Facebook page, the pictures appear to be legitimate. And though there are only two pictures, they give us an idea of what to...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Like the Volkswagen brand, the performance R brand is getting an updated logo. Like the new VW logo, it’s simpler and more modern according to the brand. “Reduced to its essential components, it can be used for various purposes, remaining particularly suitable for digital media,” writes...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    So you're looking for a car to terrorize the track and you've settled on the legendary Volkswagen R32. With its 3.2-liter VR6, a 6-speed manual transmission, and 4motion all-wheel-drive you know your future speed sessions will be a ton of fun. But do you buy a ready-to-race one, or a...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Well, it’s that wonderful time of year again, when the idyllic quietude of lake Wörth’s shores is shattered by crazy Europeans and their many, many GTIs. And to celebrate, Volkswagen has let its apprentices off the leash to create two the-only-limit-is-your-imagination concept cars. They are...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although typically a Ford tuner, Mountune is now teaming up with Fifteen52 to expand into Volkswagens. The union of these two companies will, therefore, be called: M52 . “It is an exciting chapter in our history,” said Mountune and M52 director Alec Pell-Johnson. “We are building a new brand...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although we recently found out that Tanner Foust and Cabot Bigham will be racing side by side in this season’s America’s Rallycross championship, we didn’t know what the cars would look like. Thanks to a tweet from ARX, though, we now have an idea. Releasing two pictures, one of Bigham’s and...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Take this with an Everest-sized grain of salt, but the UK’s Autocar reports that Volkswagen is —and I cannot stress this enough—allegedly taking another look at the Golf R400. The report comes from an unnamed source who told Autocar that VW is “looking at introducing a new ‘halo’ performance...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    VW has filed a trademark application with the European Intellectual Property Office to reserve the name 'FighteR' for use on automobiles. The most interesting part about this trademark is the capital 'R' - likely a reference to VW's line of high-performance R models. It seems as though the VW...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    It was a momentous day for the R brand in Geneva today, as Volkswagen unveiled its first non-Golf R: the T Roc R. With a Golf R-rivaling 300 hp and 295 ft-lb of torque, not to mention a 7-speed DSG gearbox and 4Motion AWD system, the T Rocker can get to 62 mph in a pretty respectable 4.9...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    There's a lot going on with today's Find Of The Day, so let's get right to it. What we have here is a 2013 MK6 Golf R. And this isn't any Golf R. No, this one is far from stock. VWVortex member pedvw has put together quite the package. To start, this R is putting over 370 horsepower to the...
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