Spy Shots: Volkswagen Golf R36
( Autoinsidernews ) - Pay no attention to the label on the tailgate - this is no R32. Spy photographers have caught Volkswagen's new Golf R36 at a fuel stop during cold weather testing. If the recently unveiled (in the U.S.) R32 and its 250-hp isn't enough, Volkswagen is working on a hotter Golf R version featuring the 300-hp 3.6L V6 out of the Passat R36. The R36 will deliver the additional power through the same all-wheel drive and DSG powertrain as the R32.
Based on the photos, the R36 will be differentiated from the R32 by a unique front fascia with massive air intakes, and revised front grille with two small air intakes at the bottom of the grille.
No word on whether the hotter R32 will make it to the States, but that hasn't stopped us from drooling.