Await The Arrival of 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen (Das Auto!). The name brings the image, and the legend, of Beetle in mind. Volkswagen brings its performance to yet another masterpiece of a car. The Volkswagen Gold R (to be set free on the streets in 2012), is priced at $33,000. It has a decent mileage of 20 (when driven in a city) and 30 (when driven on highways).
You can wait for the car to come out and find the details, can’t you? For all the crazy fans of Volkswagen who can’t wait (we wouldn’t have either), here are some handpicked features. Enjoy and burn!
With Volkswagen, looks come at the top. We are not stating about the car’s quality but about the people’s expectations. The overall layout inside the car is simple, yet prominent and clear with well printed buttons and markings. Golf R is no more bigger (both in length and breadth) than a GTI, but it has it’s suspension at least 15 millimeters below. Other than that, there are only some minor modifications. The Xenon headlights feature LED, and the ‘Talladega’ wheels are 18 inches in diameter. The car is available in two models – 2 and 4 doors.
The interior of the car is of top-notch material. The car has the option to be upgraded in the fields of Smartkey ignition, navigation, audio and sunroof. The model is available in a range of five colors (seems they have heard the criticisms). The car also provides a fantastic noise reduction and a kick-ass stereo system. This newest offering also has an additional standard climate control (which helps).
Volkswagen Golf R has a decent 256 horsepower, and 2.0 FSI, engine. So, compared to the Sti and Evolution, this baby offers lesser power. This car is not that fast as a Volkswagen enthusiast would want it to be. While the first and the second gear gives you enough speed, the torque (mainly, and contrastingly, after the boost is switched on) is not very enlightening. It will get you on a smooth ride but not an excessively fast one; and also the turbo takes time to get going.
Other than these downsides, the Golf R has an excellent throttle response and no turbo lag. The car takes on curves and turning more smoothly than many other in its class. The car dishes out a great balance and makes solid use of the Haldex central. The steering has a good response and offers a great performance for point-and-shoot drive.
As the suspension is stiff, the comfort on uneven roads may be something of a bother, but not something to give away the car for. The outside noise will never reach the ears of the passengers. The security boasts of a remote central locking, with alarm. So, it is your car, no matter how much the thief tries to prove otherwise.
Despite coming in just six speed manual, Volkswagen Golf R takes the heart away from the company followers. With 5 colors to choose from and 2/4 door configuration, this piece of Volkswagen will appeal to a wider range of individuals. If a single word had to define this car, it has to be ‘marvelous’. But if more than one is offered, then there is a limited model with a limited appeal.