Mk8 Golf R to Be Revealed on November 4

Despite pulling out of the Goodwood SpeedWeek, Volkswagen R still has some news to share. Although it’s not exactly the news we were hoping for, the company announced that they will be unveiling the Golf R on November 4.

We’re not expecting any big surprises from the latest generation of the Golf R, but a healthy step forward from the previous generation. Reports suggest that the familiar EA888 four-cylinder will produce around 315 hp for the eighth generation. Volkswagen hasn’t announced a number yet, but the power should rise, since the GTI Clubsport now produces 295 hp, like the Mk7 R.



Golf R 8: close to productions study T-Roc R: Fuel consumption, l/100 km: urban 9,5-9,1 /extra urban 6,6-6,5 /combined 7,7-7,5; CO2-emission combined, g/km: 176-171; efficiency class: D . Get ready! #MissionR is starting November 4th! 😎 . Credits to @instylecrew . #VWR #BeWhoYouR #BeautifullyStrong #VolkswagenR #ComingSoon #trocR #golfR #golfr8

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Reports suggest that SEAT’s Cupra Formentor will get 400 hp out of the drivetrain, which makes us optimistic that higher and higher power levels will be available if higher-power variants become available.

The GTI and the R have been confirmed for the US market, though any higher-power versions have not been confirmed.

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