Volkswagen have announced a new optional package for the Golf R - the Performance Pack - with Akrapovic titanium exhaust system and more! Click for more...
The Golf R model on display at Geneva had a few sneaky surprises that weren't fully announced until after pictures and footage had appeared online of Akrapovic exhaust systems, a performance brake system, an exclusive rear spoiler and more.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]It was later revealed that this was the Golf R with an upcoming Performance Pack installed that brings extra features to the already powerful model. As the video below shows, the combination of standard Golf R specs and the Performance Pack bring about a fierce vehicle with plenty to talk about.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The feature that was easiest to identify was the Akrapovic titanium machined exhaust system that gives the Golf R a seriously nice sound when idling, revving or accelerating. From what we've seen, there may be two colour options, an anodised golden colour has been shown in official images, but a gunmetal colour appears in the teaser video.
The Performance model will also get a speed increase thanks to VW removing the speed limiter - this will allow the car to push past the standard 155mph speed limit to reach a max. speed of just over 165mph. If you're going that fast, you'll also need the Performance brake system that brings drilled brake discs with special brake pads at the front and a silver logo plate on the brake calliper.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="4438" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]
The whole package makes the car look stunning!
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The shock absorbers and steering will also be tuned specifically for the Performance Pack, but it's unclear what will be changed. You can be certain that the changes will mean a sportier, more responsive ride to make the Golf R handle nicer at higher speeds.
The interior of the car is lined with carbon fibre texture, leather seats and all the features of the standard R model. With new 19" alloys available to Performance owners, the whole package makes the car look stunning.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="4436" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]It's also worth noting that the Performance Pack will be available on both the Golf R and the Golf R Estate. We expect the Performance Pack to be available in October for UK customers.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
We can't wait to see, and hear, a Golf R with Performance Pack on UK roads!