Discussion in 'Golf/Jetta/GTI/Rabbit/Eos' started by Amo, Sep 14, 2009.
Looks hot in white
Yeah I took the photos. Thanks, will take note of that. It was just an experimental shoot as I never shot at night before with a tripod. Boy was it so much more difficult than I thought! Because there is also lighting involved (we had some makeshift equipment) and I really didn't know how to arrange them. Looks like I switched the ISO settings, forgot which one will give a less grainy picture.
Never drove the GTD before - unfortunately we don't have diesel cars in Singapore. Not financially viable with the taxes. :t-banghea
Someone had parked his blue Golf R next to my babybimmer today. My car looked so small and sissy, the new Golf must have grown in size. And the discbrakes were huge. But I think I would have gone with Scirrocco R instead of a Golf.
Cool car though
My only "beef" with the Golf R is the price. Prices start at £30,345 up to £32,225.
For that, you could have a second hand 2005 BMW M5.
Now the Golf had the advantage of being a brand new car and the backing of a warranty, but you can't argue with the power of a V10 powered beast for the price, of what in essence, it still is a 4-cylinder hatchback.
Good news American members, the Golf R is looking like it will be going to the States next year.
Good now bring over the Scirroco R please.
If the Golf R gets the go-ahead then I would expect VW to want to have a show of force with their R brand so my guess is if one comes then both come.
I hear the green light has indeed been given and both R models will be making it to North America.
Volkswagen Golf R DSG
New stability control system promises more fun for keen drivers. We head to the Arctic to test it out.
Read more: Volkswagen Golf R DSG | First Drives | Car Reviews | Auto Express
Listening to your customers is important in any business and that’s clearly a principle Volkswagen subscribes too. Despite the success of its sporty models, the firm says that feedback from owners and comments from journalists that stability control systems take the edge off driver enjoyment has meant the firm’s engineers have developed new software for all Golf R and GTI models, plus the entire Scirocco line-up.
Clearly, no one is disputing the safety benefits of stability control so as you would expect the system is unchanged in its default setting. However, on the right road or on track, the racy Volkswagens now allow you to turn off the electronic assistance in two stages. Stage one shuts off the traction control, but retains the skid preventing stability element.
Hold the button down for three seconds and this is disabled as well. Previously, enthusiastic drivers who took their Volkswagens up to the grip limit would have felt the stability control applying the brakes to control any slide, but now the chassis is being given the freedom to engage a bit more.
The revised system allows for the car to move about and give a more a natural feedback, any counter steering or throttle modulation won’t rearm the stability control, however if you touch the brake whilst the car is under load the system will then intervene.
In snowy conditions of our artic test, the revisions meant that in the four-wheel drive Golf R you could feel the drivetrain transferring power from the front to rear axle in response to grip level and driver inputs more than you could with the old system. This purer driving experience adds some appeal to VW’s flagship performance car.
It also allows the car to be used for driver training, with the person at the wheel able to learn what causes, and how to correct, understeer and oversteer. Volkswagen has no plans to offer this system on mainstream models, but by offering it on the cars likely to appeal to enthusiasts it has added an extra level of credibility and desirability to its sporty offerings.
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That's brilliant of VW to adhere to customer and journalists wishes.
Golf R Cabriolet
Volkswagen has launched this R version of its new Golf Cabriolet at VW Group’s Worthersee tuning festival in Austria.
The VW Golf R Cabriolet concept is powered by the same 266bhp/258lb ft turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as its three- and five-door hatchback siblings.
An exact 0-62mph time hasn’t been given, but VW says it can cover the sprint in less than six seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph making it the fastest open-top Golf in history.
The car gets a ‘sports chassis’ sits 25mm lower than the standard Cabriolet it is based on and it rides on 19-inch Talladega alloys. The Golf R Cabriolet uses 17-inch internally ventilated brake discs and special blue high-performance brake calipers.
Inside, it gets motorsport seats in dark blue carbon leather combined with Pure Grey Nappa leather. The seat backs are painted in piano black.
Other features include sand-blasted aluminium door sill plates and carbonfibre trim for the interior.
The firm also showcased a GTI version of the Golf Cabriolet at Worthersee.
VW reveals Golf R Cabriolet - Autocar.co.uk
Just had to be Wörthersee
Volkswagen Golf R Cabrio spied
Cute in a weird kinda way. Hope it makes it to the U.S and please send over the DSG gearbox please.
Yeah, saw this on WCF too.
Hope it's gonna have those two pipes in the middle as the normal R.
VW Golf R Cabrio. For hairdressers who like it hard and fast.
On a more serious note, what makes WCF think this is a Golf R? Just the wheels?
The best looking Golf I've ever seen! I totally love it!
A girlfriends's car I would love to drive too
New Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet with 265PS is the Last Hurrah for the Mk6