VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the R-badged hot-hatch models, Volkswagen has released a new version of the Golf R.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine in the Golf R 20 Years produces 329 hp.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW says a version of this model will be available in the United States, but it will not be identical.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the now-iconic all-wheel-drive 2002 Volkswagen Golf R32, the automaker will produce a limited run of the 2022 VW Golf R "20 Years" edition for one year only.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

And it's not just a pretty face; the new model will be tuned to produce an extra 13 horsepower, making it the most powerful production Golf yet.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

The engine in the Golf R 20 Years is tuned to produce 329 horsepower, up from 315 horsepower in the US-spec car. There's also an Emotion Start feature that revs the engine to 2500 rpm when you start the car, essentially just to make more noise.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary

The R32 was the first R-badged Golf, based on the two-door Mk 4 hatchback and powered by a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter VR6 engine. The Mk 5 R32 retained this six-cylinder engine, while the Mk 6, Mk 7, and Mk 8 models all used turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-fours.

VW Golf R 20th Anniversary