The new MK8 Volkswagen Golf R is lapping the Nürburgring.
The Tiguan R is doing the same.
And, it appears as though there won’t be a new Ford Focus RS.
Following the car industry reveals numerous truths and trends. EVs are all the talk however most manufacturers are also developing sporty or performance cars – there’s a constant need for enthusiast cars, and SUVs. Volkswagen is preparing the sporting variation of both the Tiguan SUV and the all-new Golf. Meanwhile, Ford has decided to drop the RS iteration of its compact focus.
The Volkswagen Tiguan R is sadly part of the always-present list of unobtanium from various European brands. The Tiguan R will be powered by the Golf R’s EA888 turbocharged 2.0-litre engine and feature Volkswagen’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission along with the company’s 4MOTION AWD system.
Rejoice as the MK8 Volkswagen Golf R is planned to hit our roads however likely not for another two years or so. The glorious Golf R will also be powered by the boosted 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine and produce 329-horsepower. Both of the Volkswagen R vehicles have recently been caught lapping the famed Nürburgring.
Now, although this is unfortunate news, we’re not entirely sad, to be honest. Work on the next Ford Focus RS was underway however stringent CO2 emission regulations have forced Ford to give up on what was to be a 400-horsepower super-hot-hatch. And by not sad, we mean that since Ford decided to pull all cars from its lineup in North America, we were never going to get it anyhow.