Golf R 333: Volkswagen unveils limited-edition model with 245kW
The Golf R 333 is the most powerful model yet, barking out 245kW and the German carmaker is only building 333 cars for the world.
Volkswagen has finally pulled the wraps off its limited edition Golf R 333 model. The German carmaker has limited the production run to, yes you guessed it, only 333 cars.
Under the bonnet is the Golf R’s 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with peak power claimed at 245kW and a torque figure of 420Nm, the highest of any Golf model yet, the carmaker says. A seven-speed DSG is the obvious choice that sends power to all four wheels, Motor1 reports.
THE GOLF R 333 IS THE FIRST R MODEL TO FEATURE SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING ON BADGE IN THE INTERIOR
The all-wheel-drive Golf R 333 features the standard model’s drift mode function, however for the special edition model Volkswagen has fitted the hatchback with an R Performance exhaust system from Akrapovič with titanium rear silencers.
The Golf R 333 rides on distinctive black 19-inch Estoril wheel rims with semi-slick tyres, perfect for the Nurburgring. Those who will be fortunate enough to own this special model will get to experience the car’s increased top speed of 270km/h.
THE PERFORMANCE MODEL OFFERS A 0 TO 100KM/H SPRINT TIME OF 4.6 SECONDS
Don’t fret about the colour shown in the these press pics, Volkswagen says in addition to the Lime Yellow Metallic, three other hues have also been allocated; Pure White, Deep Black Pearl and the R trademark Lapiz Blue Metallic.
Other bespoke styling elements on the Golf R 333 that set it apart include: blue R branded brake calipers, gloss black mirror caps, black 333 decals on the lower section of the doors.
Step inside the new model and the cabin is dominated by piano black inserts and smatterings of the R’s distinctive blue motif.
Standard equipment includes sport seats in Nappa leather IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, rear view camera system and a Harman Kardon with 8+1 loudspeakers and 480 W total output.
Volkswagen says deliveries of the limited-edition model begin in October for German customers, and it’s unlikely the model will make its way to South Africa.