After 15 years of offered a top-tier opening variants, Volkswagen announced that a 200,000th R indication has been delivered. The miracle automobile is a 2018 Golf R with a Performance Package, adding softened aerodynamics, improved tires, and an Akrapovic titanium empty system.
The best partial is that this automobile is going to a approved Volkswagen fan in a United Kingdom. Keith Williamson from Cambridgeshire, U.K. is a revolutionary VW Golf lover, with a Mk IV Golf R32 and Mk V Golf GTI already in his garage.
“I’ve always desired a Volkswagen Golf; a Performance operation has always been about versatile and fun cars,” Williamson explained. “I get so most delight from my Mk V Golf GTI and a Golf R usually rises that turn of motorist impasse even higher. we am quite vehement about carrying a Performance Pack on a car. This is another automobile that won’t be withdrawal my collection!”
Jost Capito, executive executive of Volkswagen R, headed to Robinsons Volkswagen Peterborough to privately broach a automobile to Williamson. “Developing and globally retailing 200,000 units in 15 years is a large achievement,” he said. “Volkswagen R is a tiny business that employs around 350 colleagues. Everyone in a association contributes to a success of a company.”
While Volkswagen has been cramming incomparable engines into a iconic prohibited induce given a early 1990s, a R sub-brand (previously Volkswagen Individual) has usually been around given a sale of a VR6-powered Golf R32 in 2003. The motorsport-inspired association has given stretched into building opening variants of other VW models, such as a Scirocco R, Touareg R50, and Passat R36.
Sadly, us Westerners got nothing of these other models, so we’ll usually to hang with a Golf R induce and a new R-Line cultured packages.