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  • Volkswagen slotting 2020 MK8 GTI Cup in between Golf GTI and Golf R

    The initial rumors were that Volkswagen would take the GTI over 300 horsepower for the MK8 generation. That was supposed to allow the Golf R to grow to ~400 horsepower or so. It seems Volkswagen will not be getting so aggressive which is a shame.


    The GTI Cup will not be a limited edition model but instead become a permanent offering in between the GTI and Golf R. It is expected to have suspension and aerodynamic enhancements as well as 286 horsepower and 274 lb-ft of torque. Yes, it is front wheel drive.

    Reports state the Golf R will get a modest bump to 328 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque which frankly is underwhelming if it is expected to challenge all wheel drive rivals in 2019.

    VWBoost was hoping Volkswagen would be a bit more aggressive with the MK8 performance credentials.

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