The ‘Drift’ mode is the same as features on the Audi RS3, a sister model in all but looks (and price). Audi’s is called RS Torque Rear. The system can eventually direct all its torque to just one rear wheel, with a theoretical feed of 1750 Nm (the motor itself delivers 500 Nm, but there is a multiplier).
The setting of the ‘Nurburgring’ is essentially that. A bespoke setting for the world’s most famous test track. It softens the adaptive dampers to accommodate the undulating surface of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Thanks to this setting, this derivative was able to be 19 seconds faster than the lap time of its predecessor on the demanding track, to a time of 7 minutes 51 seconds.
Under the skin, the new Golf R sits 20mm lower to the ground than standard Golf models, thanks to the re-tuned suspension with 10 percent stiffer springs, revised wishbones and wheel mounts, increased front negative camber and unique anti-roll bars.
Greg Leet, general manager of VW NZ’s passenger car division, says the Golf R represents “new technology – ignited by passion for driving” and is a model produced by people who appreciate the driving experience.
It will be the most powerful model in the local passenger fleet until the new Touareg R plug-in hybrid arrives later in the year.
“It represents the absolute gold standard of technology in its class, and we’re excited to see it here in NZ.”
Hot Shoe Golf Comes to Market – With Early Adapter Drift Option – Motoringnz
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