Hot Hatch, Hot Laps:  VW's 2015 Golf R Tackles Road America


May 12, 2015 Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin:  The temps were in the low 50s, but at the  Midwest Automotive Media Association's Spring Rally at Road America today, VW's hottest hatchback generated heat.  This all-wheel-drive rally-ready ride cranks out nearly 292 horsepower.  With seat heaters and firm handling, it proved exceptionally competent performing late-apex getaways.  It also put smiles on drivers' faces, due to its automated manual transmission's launch control, sensational power train sounds and drift-friendly racetrack carousel behavior.

VW of America says demand for the Golf R is also pyrotechnical; its initial batch is nearly sold out.  Price: approximately  $38,000    

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The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.

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  • Discounts on Parts, Accessories, and Labor at our Friends of the Club dealers and vendors
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It's Show Time!

The Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association has an activity-packed weekend planned for the 60th VWCA Convention in suburban Chicago.