We have video of the next generation Golf R – the 2014 VW Golf R Mk 7 – testing on track at the Nurburgring ahead of a likely debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
But despite the disappointment that the new R Cabrio is the old Golf R without a roof, we still expect the Mk 7 Golf R tin top to arrive at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September (or Geneva in March 2014 at latest) ahead of an on-sale date sometime in 2014.
That’s been made a little more sure with a spy video of the Mk 7 Golf R out playing at the Nurburgring with fairly light disguise (below).
Sounding a lot better than a 2.0 litre turbo 4-cylinder should, the Golf R looks to be making the most of its 4WD and a likely 280bhp or so at its disposal and makes relatively short work of the Nurburgring’s many twists and turns.
It’ll be good to see the proper grown-up hot hatch the Golf R is back in production.
Source: YouTube (via Autoblog)