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Volkswagen teases yellow Golf R special edition with more power

CHEAP Volkswagen teased a new limited edition cheap golf hot hatch, about to release on May 31.

known as 2023 Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited EditionThe new model appears to have a very similar yellow color to the Mk8 Golf R hot hatch, complete with all the performance options available.

Performance department posted an introductory video to its social media channels, captioned: “Can we give you a little taste of what we have in store for you next? Here’s a sneak peek at our new limited edition Golf R 333. Are you excited yet? Mark May 31, 2023 in your calendar for full disclosure. Keep stable!”

While we’ll have to wait until May 31 for all the official details, the preview offers plenty of clues.

One of the most obvious is the bright yellow exterior paint, known as grapefruit yellow in Australia and lemon yellow in the UK. While available on core Golf models locally and GTI in other markets, this finish is not yet available on the Mk8 Golf R – currently limited to Pure White, Deep Black and Blue options. .

Then there’s the name: 333 can be confusing at first due to last year’s special Golf R 20 Years celebrating two decades of Golf with an R badge, but using UK metric horsepower as a guide , 333PS How much power does the Golf R 20 Years’ upgraded 2.0 TSI petrol engine have (?245kW).

With that in mind, it will be the second version of the Mk8 Golf R using the more powerful 245kW/420Nm tone of the EA888 2.0 liter turbocharger, which in the ‘standard’ R version produces 235kW (320PS) ) Still healthy . The 245kW tune reduces the 0-100km/h sprint time to 4.6 seconds, a 0.2 second improvement over the standard variant.

Other features shown in the demo video include black ‘333’ side decals, black 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels front cross-drilled brakes and bright blue R brake calipers, as well as an exhaust system. four-headed Akrapovic titanium.

In fact, this Golf R 333 Limited Edition comes in a 20-year metallic lemon yellow with black decals. 19-inch wheels and upgraded brakes are part of the standard R Performance Package on Australian models, which also includes the removal of the standard 250 km/h speed limiter allowing top speeds to be reached. 270 km/h.

As with Golf Rs equipped with the R 20 Years and R Performance Package, expect additional Special and Drift driving modes to be found in the 333 Limited Edition – the previous version tuned the powertrain and chassis to the Nürburgring. Nordschleife, while the latter equip the ESC and 4Motion with all-wheel drive to allow drift by switching to the ESC Sport setting and sending most of the torque to the rear axle.

It’s unclear whether the Golf R 333 Limited Edition will also receive the true 20-year carbon fiber inlays.

It’s also unclear if the Golf R 333 Limited Edition will make it to Australia, especially given the ongoing component and supply challenges that have delayed the 20-year R for our market.

R 20 Years was originally slated for a Q3 2022 release Down Under, though it’s still highly doubtful for now. then delayed to March-April 2023 and then now no arrival date for sure.

Currently, Australian Customers Can’t Even Order CHEAP Golf due to the aforementioned ingredient shortage, with improved supply T-Roc R is smaller And Big SUV Tiguan R hot throughout 2023 to make up for the cessation of Golf sales.

auto expert Has reached out to Volkswagen Australia for further comment and is awaiting a response.

VW’s local division has a long history of delivering limited edition Golf GTI and Rs Down Under, including several versions of the generation Mk7 and Mk7.5 hot hatches.

For 2020, the Golf R Final Edition brings color Concept factory hand-painted color options, as well as a Nappa leather interior not available as a factory option for the base model; while the 2019 Golf R Special Edition offers exclusive Australian availability with an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, performance brakes, as well as real carbon fiber mirror caps and a saffron paint option – sounds familiar?

Stay tuned auto expert for all the latest, including our coverage of the Golf R 333 reveal later this month.

Would you like to see the Golf R 333 Limited Edition in Australia? Let us know in the comments section!

THAN: Everything Volkswagen Golf


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