New VW Golf R 2021 - it makes the GTI pointless!
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New VW Golf R 2021 – it makes the GTI pointless!

Need help buying your next car? Click and my team and I will help you choose your ideal car at a fair price – from Mat Watson!
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This is the new Volkswagen Golf R!

VW’s new class-leading Golf is set to hit our streets in 2021. But with it coming in at a price just shy of £40,000, do you think it’ll be worth spending so much on a Golf?!

Well, let’s look at the facts. In terms of power output, it certainly outranks its closest rivals, with the ability to produce 320hp & 420Nm. What’s more, it also comes packing a whole load of new technology features, including a drift mode and a very advanced four-wheel-drive system!

So it certainly sounds the business! But when you consider it’s already several thousand pounds more expensive than the new Audi S3, when they’re already practically the same car… Should you really choose the Golf R instead? Stick with Mat to find out!

Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:30 Design
01:41 Engine
03:00 Interior
03:46 Four-wheel Drive
04:46 Drift Mode
05:57 0 – 60mph
06:41 R Performance
07:33 Brakes
07:54 Infotainment
08:30 Price
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carwow
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carwow
1 month ago

Will we see a better hot hatch in 2021? VOTE with what you think below!

christian St.hilaire
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christian St.hilaire
1 month ago

Golf vr6 mate

Da Ca
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Da Ca
1 month ago

41 grand is pushing used Audi rs7 territory and I know what I'd rather have. They'll still sell like hot cakes to people who finance and rental companies though have they stopped that stupid feature where they pump sound through the speakers ?

Clark Yeah
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Clark Yeah
1 month ago

Get a cupra st – better looks
Get older focus rs – proper all wheel drive
Get focus st – cheaper, has 420Nm
Get i30n – save money and weight
Get a type R – real performance and practicality
Get a bloody stinger gt – v6, rear-biased all wheel drive, 7 years warranty, higher class
If u have to have a golf, get mk7,5
At our age no one should pay sooo much for that awful unusable infotainment system and capacitive steering wheel buttons, where every corner of a car has been cut for money-saving reasons.

Hodge 101
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Hodge 101
1 month ago

Mk 7/7.5 r is way better this looks ugly man they ruined it for me tbh

Mac steven Kynjing
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Mac steven Kynjing
1 month ago

It does produce some down force

Timothy Furr
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Timothy Furr
1 month ago

When it arrives here in the states next fall it will be fully loaded. I can’t wait! I will be putting one in my garage right beside my MK6 GTI Autobahn.

Shane Mitchell
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Shane Mitchell
1 month ago

Pity VAG products are unreliable money pits.

Darwishow
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Darwishow
1 month ago

You need couple of ass kicks, for saying nurburgring!

siddharth kona
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siddharth kona
1 month ago

So it's a focus RS

Aaron Stark
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Aaron Stark
1 month ago

I don't see the point if they are selling the ID3…. VW is wasting time and money, bad decisions from the HQ

Lee Dorey
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Lee Dorey
1 month ago

Touch sensitive controls are a big mistake.

DSG LOL
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DSG LOL
1 month ago

I hope the USA will get a decent version on this Golf R!

640 TAG
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640 TAG
1 month ago

I have a 7.5 R specced to over 50K. It also has the performance pack, with the same top speed. It has the Akropovic exhaust. So the 8.0 has 10bhp more, but nothing to show for it. The same performance. The same equipment. But has minging frontal looks and a hideous all touch dash that I promise is dangerous as well as awful to use. Mine still has buttons and physical controls for some functions and thank god for those. I'll hold on to mine, thanks.

Oliver T
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Oliver T
1 month ago

Except GTI means something. And has that heritage which is what people love.

I kind of wish they ditched the R, put the tartan seats in and called it the GTI. It’s not even like the R still has a bigger engine.

blacktopsR32
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blacktopsR32
1 month ago

Still no 2 door??? So no thank you!

Ben Green
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Ben Green
1 month ago

5 door only is a real turn off, last generation looked so much better in the 3 door

VANDA
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VANDA
1 month ago

So it basically has QUATTRO

Jason LeBlanc
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Jason LeBlanc
1 month ago

The wang is nice!

Cigolin Loki
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Cigolin Loki
1 month ago

The "BMW off" for the esp got me

Paul Robinson
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Paul Robinson
1 month ago

Still prefer my Dec 19 M135i I got through you guys. I've had two Golf Rs, and while they were fun, I'll be staying BMW

nutzerisegal
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nutzerisegal
1 month ago

In this time we have > why not an electric version? For many sport cars would be great to have electric versions, would be very interesting and better for climate

Pezza 28
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Pezza 28
1 month ago

Golf R’s are just so boring compared to the other vehicles in its bracket

Kay Fhung
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Kay Fhung
1 month ago

Grill is kinda ugly

fat420cracker
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fat420cracker
1 month ago

I like it but I'll stick with my turbo MK4 R32. VR6 baby!!!

subinbar
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subinbar
1 month ago

VW ruined the Golf R looks. I'll take my 7.5 any day.

ARK_Maverik
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ARK_Maverik
1 month ago

It’s no a krap ovic

MM79
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MM79
1 month ago

Why does a 4 pot pisser golf need 4 pipes when a Porsche GT2/3RS or MacLaren 720 makes do with 2?

Guy Napthine
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Guy Napthine
1 month ago

£40K for 4 cylinders? Nah!

Nik Gnashers
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Nik Gnashers
1 month ago

I like the way it looks, but 4 exhausts for a bloody 4 pot engine is ridiculous, same as the Audi's too.
Interior is ok, seats ok, but starting at 40 grand ffs woweeee that's expensive.

Reso205
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Reso205
1 month ago

That wing probbly only produces 0,5 kg of downforce
But 0,5 kg of downforce IS technically ……downforce
So technically VW isnt LYING…but we all know…*cough*dieselgate*cough*

Joey De vries
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Joey De vries
1 month ago

I was driving my 140 and this thing passed me in Belgium I was like dafuq what is that was it already out 2 months ago? The dude was driving like a ass tho it looked pretty fast to me also

viperggg
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viperggg
1 month ago

Lo quiero ver contra el mejor hot hatch el megane RS truphy

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