FRANKFURT -- It's been a while since I've gotten excited about any variation of the Volkswagen Golf, but the latest version of the highest-performance Golf R revealed at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt has captured my attention.
The new R is powered by the newest version of VW's 2.0-liter TSI engine (internally known as the EA888), but with even more power than the mill found in the GTI. Output is rated at 296 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That's a significant power bump over the previous-generation Golf R.
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