I think there are better odds of a CS/TCR GTI. At that point, you're just competing with the R. The issue with taking the R price even higher is that you're both tripping on Audi's territory, but also just moving so far out of normal VW pricing. I mean, they tried to take the Arteon up market and about 14 people bought one.
But that's what makes it so absurd. People would pay VW a premium to buy the car with a real front LSD. I guess when you're that big and sell so many bland suvs, us niche buyers don't matter.
But niche performance cars can be profitable, especially when based on an econobox.