Our spies have managed to catch the Volkswagen Golf R Estate undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.

Caught virtually undisguised, the high-performance wagon has a sporty body kit that includes modified bumpers and a rear diffuser. The car also has been equipped with five-spoke alloy wheels and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

Like the standard model, power will be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 300 PS (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. It will likely be connected to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG transmission which is backed up by a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with a fifth-generation Haldex coupling that "eliminates nearly all traction losses."

While the model looks virtually production ready, previous reports have indicated Volkswagen is still evaluating a production variant.

Gallery: Volkswagen Golf R Estate spied on the Nurburgring

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