The same prototype of the Volkswagen Golf VII R Variant we showed earlier this week has returned in a new batch of spy pics.

The same prototype of the Volkswagen Golf VII R Variant we showed earlier this week has returned in a new batch of spy pics.

Volkswagen has a special treat for fathers who are always in a hurry, a range-topping R derivative of the Golf VII Variant. The model hasn't been green-lighted yet for production but chances are we will see it in dealerships at the beginning of next year from around 40,000 EUR.

As you would imagine, power will come from the familiar 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine sourced from the hatchback where it outputs 300 HP (221 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm). The output is channeled to all four wheels via a manual six-speed gearbox or a six-speed optional DSG. Like the hatchback, the 4MOTION system will work together with a fifth generation Haldex coupling system to better handle all those ponies.

Unlike the hatchback which has a four tailpipe exhaust setup, the prototype seen here has a dual arrangement with more oval pipe finishers. Other than that, it wears the typical aggressive-looking R kit and a set of massive black five-spoke alloy wheels together with a lowered and stiffer sports suspension.

If Volkswagen will decide to produce this model, look for a Paris debut this October before going on sale a few months later.

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