The Volkswagen Golf R is almost ready according to the new video of it testing on the Nurburgring. It seems to travelling very quickly as well as neatly around the corners of the track and is producing a great sound too.
It is expected that the Golf R will have a 2.0 litre four cylinder turbocharged engine which will allow it to improve on the current 256 horsepower. It has even been indicated that it may be able to get to 286 horsepower with 280lb/ft torque. It is possible that there will be a six speed dual clutch transmission but it may not be part of the US spec version of the car. It may be that the US version will have a traditional stick shift.
Whatever option may be chosen, it is still fun to take a look at the video of the highest performing golf car.