The Volkswagen Golf VII R has been spied once again, ahead of a possible Frankfurt Motor Show debut this September.

The Volkswagen Golf VII R has been spied once again, ahead of a possible Frankfurt Motor Show debut this September.

Set to receive an aggressive front fascia, beefier side skirts and a quad exhaust setup, the new Golf R could pack as much as 300 bhp (224 kW) according to a recent report. Power will come from a turbocharged, 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine sending ponies to all wheels.

While the Golf VI R was 150 kg (330 lbs) heavier than the Golf VI GTI, the new R will only be 100 kg (220 lbs) heavier than the recently introduced GTI variant. It will receive a sports-tuned suspension, 19- or 20-inch alloys, high-performance braking system and a tweaked electronic stability system that can be deactivated (can't be turned off on Golf VII GTI).

In addition, the range-topping Golf VII will reportedly have an updated electronically-controlled mechanical front limited slip differential as standard, whereas for the Golf VII GTI is an optional feature. 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) should take less than six seconds, onto a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) which will probably be electronically-limited.

Pricing is expected to start from around 30,000 GBP (around 46,000 USD or 35,200 EUR).

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