A YouTube comment section interaction has once again led to more darkness in the world. Volkswagen’s R department, responding to a comment, said that there would be no hotter Golf R. 

"Is there going to be a plus model ??" Asked the commenter. 

"Thanks for your interest! There is no plus model planned. :)” responded the team. 

“Nooooooooo!” Concluded VW Vortex. 


Although we would consider the interaction as more of a denial that anything is coming soon than an official confirmation that no hotter R will ever be available, that might just be hope springing, as it does, eternal.

As a reminder, the Mk8 Golf R makes 315 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is probably enough or whatever. It did also feel like a modest enough amount that more could be on its way, but I suppose hp doesn’t grow on trees.

Still, the new car will see enough chassis improvements to get around the Nurburgring 19 seconds faster than the MK7.5 model. So it’s probably quicker enough. I guess.

via Motor1