The head of Volkswagen’s high-performance R division says the new Golf 8 R will feature “technology nobody expects”.
"I can't tell you too much, what we put in the car, but there [are] a lot of small improvements," Capito told the US-based publication.
While Capito confirmed the new Golf R would not feature a hybrid powertrain, he did say there would be “technology nobody expects”.
What that will be remains to be seen but we expect the new Golf R to again feature a high-output version of the Wolfsburg-based firm’s familiar EA888 turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine (with 245 kW, according to an earlier leak), again driving all four wheels.
A report from January 2020 suggested the new Golf R would be revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom in July, although it's unclear whether the event will go ahead amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Original article from Car