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2020 Golf R 8 spotted.

Carlosfandang0

Drag Race Newbie
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
I don’t think it’s completely un disguised,
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the circled area appears to have white vinyl covering it, so other areas are likely to be covered too, including the mirror caps,
Going by the picture below there won’t be a body coloured section across the bottom of the bumper either,
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apparently it will have a new design of standard fit alloy wheel also!
 
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bentin

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Austin, TX
Ride
2018 GTI SE
I like the shoulder line. I've always thought that the Mk6 profile looks better than the slab sided Mk7, and this returns it. I also don't mind the front. But the back is naff, at least in pics, just looks way too blocky, even for an intentionally blocky car.
 

The Fed

Old Guys Rule
Location
Florida
I don’t think it’s completely un disguised,
View attachment 165207
the circled area appears to have white vinyl covering it, so other areas are likely to be covered too, including the mirror caps,
Going by the picture below there won’t be a body coloured section across the bottom of the bumper either,
View attachment 165208apparently it will have a new design of standard fit alloy wheel also!
Less to wax :) and we already have those wheels with black inserts.
 

sterkrazzy

Drag Racing Champion
Location
United States
Ride
2018 R
I don’t think it’s completely un disguised,
View attachment 165207
the circled area appears to have white vinyl covering it, so other areas are likely to be covered too, including the mirror caps,
Going by the picture below there won’t be a body coloured section across the bottom of the bumper either,
View attachment 165208apparently it will have a new design of standard fit alloy wheel also!
The part I hate the most is the white slats giving it a huge mustache, but if the screen shot is right some of that has white vinyl on it too. I wonder how much it'll change it though. I'm in love with the front end on my 7.5R though so I guess I'm gonna be really critical. I feel like the 7/7.5 has the perfect ratio of bumper to grill and I dunno if I like how the mk8 and everybody kinda in general is pushing that ratio more towards the grill.
 

KevinC

Drag Racing Champion
"a manual is not expected to be offered"

That conflicts with what VWoA has stated in the past. Will be interesting to see how it plays out. Manual for NAR only? BMW has done stuff like that in the past (E60 M5 comes to mind).
 

RennWerks

Ready to race!
Location
Hither n Yon
The new Golf R spotted without camouflage...
First, thanks MIKE PP for the post.

I've said this before, but (IMHO) it's worth repeating: Criticism of the Mk8's appearance reminds me of comments prevalent in 1967 when VW replaced the bug's sloped headlight design with upright, sealed beam units. You'd had thought the world had shifted on its axis. See, for example, https://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/KnowledgeLibrary/exterior/Know-Your-VW-Headlights.

The design change is just not that significant in the scheme of all things Volkswagen. And then there's the fact these cars have always looked like a breadbox anyhow. The forthcoming R certainly looks better than I expected.
 
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