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Golf Mk8 R 20th Anniversary?


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As VWR have been dropping hints and running a social media campaign on instagram around a possible 20th Anniversary Golf R, and there’s been a few musings in other threads about it, thought a new dedicated R20 thread is in order….

 

Here’s the vwr teasers so far..

 

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1 hour ago, tuner111 said:

a Golf R 20 with a rs3 engine maybe? 

but i think just a normal golf r with some badges


Have a look at how the mk8 GTI Clubsport Ed45 compares to the normal GTI Clubsport (largely cosmetic styling changes), and that’s probably a good indication of the type of changes VW would introduce on an R Ed20 model compared to the normal R. 

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I hope it is just minor subtle changes to a top spec car. Badges. Number plate, maybe wheels and interior leather to denote 20th Anniversary.

 

I think VW sometimes gild the Lily with some of the special versions, and they can end up a bit naff. ETTO tho.

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42 minutes ago, Shug said:

If anyone orders one the R will be at least 22 by the time they get it 🤪

 

38 minutes ago, NRW said:

I was going to suggest 25, 


Or maybe they’ve already built the limited edition quota of Edition 20 Rs (after building the US market Rs of course) and that’s really why no normal rest of the world 8Rs have been built until recently.  Poor cousins! 😄

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47 minutes ago, NRW said:

I hope it is just minor subtle changes to a top spec car. Badges. Number plate, maybe wheels and interior leather to denote 20th Anniversary.

 

I think VW sometimes gild the Lily with some of the special versions, and they can end up a bit naff. ETTO tho.


Ooh yes it might well get fancy wheels like the Ed45 did. 
 

I agree about gilding the lily and some of the special editions being a bit naff. 

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ED45 is (ugly) wheels, (Audi like) upholstery and that’s it.
It has Akra, but that’s an option with any club-sport.

Stickers/badges/decals - I’m not counting that, as AliEx will offer those in no time (probably similar quality, if to judge how the Ti badge comes off of the 128Ti).

If that is what the R20 will be, I’m not holding my breath.

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7 minutes ago, Booth11 said:


Ooh yes it might well get fancy wheels like the Ed45 did. 
 

I agree about gilding the lily and some of the special editions being a bit naff. 

No I didn’t fancy those wheels either.   Red rim edges?  Been done before….with those red rimmed Refinitez ? Alloys for the TCR…..🤮

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21 minutes ago, NRW said:

No I didn’t fancy those wheels either.   Red rim edges?  Been done before….with those red rimmed Refinitez ? Alloys for the TCR…..🤮


The red rimmed Ed45 wheels have grown on me a bit, much like the mk8 shape itself, although red rims can look super naff in some cases and they’d not be my first choice.  And I much prefer wheels with less spokes or spoke pairs.  I find too many spokes look too busy.  Was there a red rimmed Reifnitz??  I don’t like the Reifnitz design wheels.  Theoretically I should like them as they are not too dissimilar in some ways to a Pretoria albeit with a bend in spokes, but to me they look the lovechild of an Austin and a Pretoria and just don’t do anything for me.  For me Pretoria’s are still the best Golf wheel since GTI Monzas (II and Shadows); and the Talladega on the mk6R.  

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