The Volkswagen Golf R is a feisty hot hatch, rivaling the likes of the Mercedes-AMG A35, Audi S3, and Hyundai i30N. Now, VW turns the Golf R up a notch with the 333 Limited Edition, which is more than just its factory-standard “Lime Yellow Metallic” paint job.
Under the hood lies a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 333 PS and 420 Nm of torque, which should be good for 0-62 MPH sprints in just 4.6 seconds, before hitting the increased top speed of 167 MPH. However, the engine has been optimized in the 333 — now, the turbocharger is preloaded, meaning power is almost instantaneous for a turbo unit, activated by taking one’s foot off the throttle and reapplying pressure to spin it up for maximum boost (and getting some pops and bangs on the lift-off).
Hakim Halimi, Head of Product Marketing at Volkswagen R, said: “The Golf R 333 is the first R model with a specification predefined by us that leaves no customer wishes regarding performance unfulfilled — thanks to its extensive equipment.” As such, the car comes with R-Performance Torque Vectoring with Vehicle Dynamics Manager, allowing for better power distribution between all four wheels, as well as a mode designed for the Nürburgring race track, and a titanium-tipped Akrapovič exhaust system.
As for styling, you’ll notice that paint job alongside black 19-inch “Estoril” rims, while inside you’ll find a plaque denoting the car’s limited run of 333 editions.
The car retails for €76,410 EUR (approx. $82,000 USD) and more information can be obtained from your nearest Volkswagen retailer.
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