With the Volkswagen Golf Mk V, the auto maker released the range-topping, high performance R32 variant, but for the Golf Mk VI, Volkswagen will release the GTI-R, and now, rumor has it that the auto maker will present the powerful hot hatch at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.
At the moment, we do know that Volkswagen has dropped the normally aspirated 3.2 litre V6, in favor for a turbocharged 2.0 litre 4-cylinder power plant which drives all four wheels and it is expected to output about 266HP. This same engine which releases fewer harmful emissions might also be used in a high performance Volkswagen Scirocco. The power plant should also be mated to either a 6 speed manual, or a DSG dual-clutch transmission.
Other features, which are expected to be offered with the GTI-R include, among others, newly designed front and rear bumpers, LED daytime running lights, side skirts, larger wheels, rear-roof spoiler, LED tail lights as well as wider wheel arches.