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  • 2014 MKVII Golf R spotted testing, ~300 horsepower expected along with 200 pounds less weight

    Naturally after the MKVII Golf reveal the GTI and Golf R versions will follow. The GTI will be powered by the 2.0 turbo EA888 motor with about 220 horsepower or so. In the Golf R, this same motor will be used but output is expected to rise to around the 300 horsepower mark. This increase in power combined with the lower weight, lower center of gravity, and wider track of the MKVII should make for a very sporty Golf.

    There are rumors of the Audi TT-RS turbo 5 cylinder making its way under the hood which would be absolutely awesome. That motor would easily provide 340+ horsepower for the Golf although chances of it making it in are slim and the 2.0 turbo is the more realistic motor.

    Expect the car late in 2013 at a price point of about $35,000.














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    1. fundahl's Avatar
      fundahl -
      Finally an Evo competitor possibly!
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
      Finally an Evo competitor possibly!
      Still going to be weaker but a step up
    1. fastgti69's Avatar
      fastgti69 -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
      Finally an Evo competitor possibly!
      Meh lol. you gotta wait a couple years to even be able to mod at that level. The only people I know will have a bigger turbo already for the car will be APR. They always get one before everyone else and start tearing it apart. Probably will be like 7k for a stage 3 kit..
    1. SSO95's Avatar
      SSO95 -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Still going to be weaker but a step up
      But they aren't making a new Evo, more like an STi competitor. But I think this car will edge an STi out.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
      But they aren't making a new Evo, more like an STi competitor. But I think this car will edge an STi out.
      Whatever, this still isn't a german evo or sti.
    1. fundahl's Avatar
      fundahl -
      Now if Ford would step in and finally make a real AWD turbo Focus/Fiesta with 300-350hp we'd have a party going!
    1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
      Puerto Rican 335d -
      sweet looking another pocket rocket!!