Thanks to a leak on Instagram, we get another look at the forthcoming Volkswagen Golf 8 R.
Thanks to Instagram user Cochespias, we get a look at some of the details of this minimally disguised Volkswagen Golf 8 R.
We can see this unit looks like it has the Akrapovic performance exhaust option, while the photograph of the wheel shows the high-performance brake with a calliper in the traditional R blue.
Finally, there's a shot of the interior, showing Volkswagen Active Info digital cockpit as well as some very good looking steering-wheel shifters. We also noticed an R button, which we suspect puts the car into its most dynamic setting.
The Golf R will combine the potency of a revised 245 kW, 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine and all-wheel-drive capability that should see the Golf R rocket from zero to 100 kph in about 4.5 seconds using a dual-clutch transmission.
While the Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI is due to arrive in South Africa in early 2021, the Golf 8 R is expected locally some time after. A full reveal is expected before the end of 2020. As always, we will keep you up to date as soon as more information becomes available.