The exclusive sporty Volkswagen Golf R 333 finally got into the hands of enthusiastic owners. The new special edition will be produced in a limited number of 333 units and is more expensive than the basic Porsche 718 Cayman.
Last year, when Volkswagen celebrated the 20th anniversary of the R sports division and the launch of the first fast all-wheel drive Golf, it followed up on the original Golf R32 with a special “birthday” edition of the Golf R “20 Years”. The new exclusive was also the most powerful Golf ever, delivering 13 horsepower more than the standard model. And Volkswagen later decided to follow it up with another limit.
The Volkswagen Golf R “20 Years” was followed up earlier this summer by a newer and even more exclusive one Golf R 333, whose number in the name has two meanings. On the one hand, it refers to the number of units produced, and on the other, it reminds us of the maximum engine power of 333 horsepower, i.e. 245 kW. The collector’s exclusivity thus completely takes over the technology from the annual model with a more powerful turbocharged EA888 petrol two-liter.
And while the “20 Years” edition appeared in the Czech Republic and other countries, so far the last special version “333” is only available in Germany. Volkswagen decided to take advantage of this and handed over the most expensive Golf of all time to the first customers during a festive event at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. At one point there were more than twenty identically specified Golf R 333s in Lime Yellow Metallic with 19″ Estoril wheels and an Akrapovič sports exhaust with titanium tailpipes.
The most powerful Golf of all time is equipped with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and transfers the torque of 420 newton meters to the asphalt via R-Performance torque vectoring all-wheel drive. Thanks to this, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 270 km/h.
The Volkswagen Golf R 333 was in June sold out in just eight minutes. And this despite a price tag exceeding the amount for which you can buy a basic Porsche 718 Cayman from us. The exclusive Golf R 333 was sold for 76,410 euros, which was equal to approximately 1.8 million crowns at the beginning of this summer.