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Volkswagen Shows Golf R Performance Package in New Video

Package includes top speed limiter deactivation

Stefan Ogbac
Apr 25, 2017

In a newly released video, Volkswagen has showcased the refreshed 2018 Golf R with its new Performance package option. To improve the car's performance even further, the Performance package adds air curtains, a new rear spoiler that creates more downforce, high-performance brakes, and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust. Additionally, the Performance package disables the top speed limiter on your Golf R, allowing to to reach 267 km/h or roughly 166 mph.

The European-spec refreshed Golf R features a more powerful 306-hp version of the current car's 2.0-liter turbo-four whereas the U.S.-spec car doesn't get the power bump and retains its 292-hp output. However, in addition to the six-speed manual, the U.S.-spec car does receive the new seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox as an option, replacing the old six-speed unit. Additionally, the 2018 Golf family refresh gave the hot hatch a much needed infusion of new tech features in the form of Volkswagen's Digital Cockpit, which replaces traditional gauge clusters with a 12.3-inch multi-function display, and a new infotainment system with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration plus an optional navigation system.

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We reached out to Volkswagen for comment and learned that the Performance package will not be available for the U.S.-spec Golf R. Check out the video below to drool over this piece of hot hatch forbidden fruit.

Check out the video below.

Source: Volkswagen

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