Volkswagen Golf R Given the Manhart Touch

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German tuner Manhart has unveiled its monster Volkswagen Golf R. 

The Volkswagen Golf R is a compact hatchback with serious performance on tap. With a 2.0-litre turbocharged motor putting out 228 kW and 400 Nm, there's plenty of power on tap. What if you wanted a bit more though? Introducing Manhart, a German tuner based in Wuppertal has revealed its RS 450 - a new level of Volkswagen Golf R.

Thanks to the addition of a larger turbocharger, a re-mapping of the engine control unit and the use of a carbon intake system, power is now rated at 335 kW and 500 Nm. That's not all as the sound has also been given an update with the addition of a Manhart centre muffler as well as downpipe. To improve the handling, Manhart has given the car some lowering springs from suspension folk H&R. It also happens to look really good, with a front lip, decal set and 19-inch alloy wheels. 

With the new Volkswagen Golf 8 R reveal still yet to happen, we're likely to see more and more of these 7 Rs hitting the road. The new Volkswagen Golf 8 R will be coming to South Africa in 2021. 

The Volkswagen Golf R is a performance bargain, check out new and used examples for sale here.

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