Volkswagen Golf variant teased as a ‘Notably Fast Transport’

Volkswagen put this teaser image on its Facebook page with the subtitle, “We’re introducing an NFT (Significantly Quick Carrier). Coming February 2022.” Other than identifying the car as a Golf, and being certain Volkswagen isn’t talking about launching a non-fungible token, we have nothing but assumptions as to what the image represents. Playing with the photo in Photoshop, we didn’t find an overtly go-fast appendage past the hatch looter which here appears raised above and also shaped differently than the hatch looter on present hot Golf hatches like the GTI, GTE, as well as GTD.

It looks more like the unit on the Golf R, and also if we were to begin there while paging through a number of years of Golf rumors, we encounter a nugget from Vehicle publication in February 2019 that could line up. The UK outlet created that VW would certainly launch a GTI Cup for the Mk8 Golf schedule, the brand-new trim a normal manufacturing variation of the limited-edition GTI TCR the appeared with the last of the Mk7 Golf lineup in Europe. The brand-new design was stated to slot between the GTI as well as the Golf R, although Vehicle asserted it would be much more effective than the R, the GTI Mug marshaling the very same 286 horsepower and also 273 pound-feet as the GTI TCR did as well as being “the sportiest Golf by a clear margin.”

There would certainly be extra aero, a decreased trip height, big wheels and brakes, and a diff lock. Moreover, just like the GTI TCR, buyers could pay to have the top-speed-limiting chip removed. However, as opposed to just obtaining an added 7 miles per hr, for a 162-mph full throttle, an unlimited Mk8 GTI Cup would run to 166 miles per hour. Admittedly, this sounds more like the GTI Clubsport 45 that appeared in Europe in 2015, but once more, all of this is shots in the dark at the teased image and it’s clear something new is coming. It can perhaps be an evolution of the Clubsport for American audiences and also without the 45th-anniversary overtones.

A more recent theory is that this is the Golf R Plus predicted in April 2020, bringing something around 400 horse power from its 2.0-liter engine, and touching 60 miles per hr in under 4 seconds. This was the design that high-level VW officers couldn’t agree on also making, the one presaged by the Golf R 400 principle from 2014, the one that wished to obtain Audi’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine to be an even sharper rival versus Audi’s very own hot hatches as well as compeling Audi to respond, “You need to be nuts.”

All the same, we’ll learn for sure what this is following month.