A teaser image of the Volkswagen Golf R Mk7 has surfaced – not much to see from the darkened face shot, which has the words “R Comes” in German and a 300 PS tag. The hot hatch – caught testing on the ‘Ring as late as June – is expected to make its premiere at the upcoming Frankfurt show next month.
Aided by the MQB platform and the latest iteration of the Haldex all-wheel drive system, the new Golf R will be a lighter proposition than the current car. It’s also rumoured to have a meatier exhaust note compared to its predecessor – shades of a return to that from the Mk5 R32 then?
Reports also intimated that an updated version of the GTI‘s optional electronically-operated mechanical front limited-slip diff might find its way on, as will a specially-developed electronic stability system, which can be deactivated.