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Tanner Foust Takes the New Volkswagen Golf GTI and R Around the Streets of Willow

Tanner Foust thinks the new Volkswagen Golf GTI and R will go down in history as some of the best hot hatches in history


  • Tanner Foust is a VW R brand Ambassador.

  • He’s also a famed race car driver and host of Top Gear America.

  • He likes the new hot hatches.


Performance driving enthusiasts the world over know Tanner Foust. Most recognize him from his stint as a Top Gear US host but his Rallycross and stunt driving careers have also made him a near household name. He’s also been a Volkswagen brand ambassador since 2014. And now, he’s had a chance to track both the new Golf GTI and Golf R.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R Gets Torque Vectoring, Drift Mode

The brief video shared by Volkswagen USA is more of a teaser than anything. Foust is seen driving the all-new MK8 Golf GTI on the Streets of Willow (a fantastic track) for only a few moments. He then switches to the Golf R and proceeds to describe some of the super-hot-hatch’s driving functions. The video ends off with Foust heading back towards the car with a racing suit and helmet…

To us, this means another video of the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R (and possibly GTI) being thrashed on the track is forthcoming. Despite Foust’s obvious bias, we look forward to seeing the cars being put through their paces and hearing his thoughts.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R | Photo: Volkswagen

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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