Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition Revealed

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Jan 16, 2016
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Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition debuts a special edition for the brand's flagship hot hatchback. Only 333 units will be available, exclusively in Germany, and this limited-run model produces 333hp from the same engine as the Golf R. It gets unique exterior and interior bits to set it apart from the regular model.

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The new Golf R 333 is finished in an eye-catching Lime Yellow Metallic paint contrasted by black decals denoting the vehicle's limited availability. To further highlight its exclusivity, there's an individually numbered plaque mounted on the passenger side of the dashboard. Sitting at the very top of the Golf hierarchy, it comes as no surprise you get all the goodies as standard, including matrix LED headlights, adaptive cruise control (with stop & go), and a 480-watt Harman Kardon sound system.


VW fits the car with 19-inch Estoril black wheels wrapped in semi-slick tires, not to mention the R Performance exhaust developed by Akrapovič and fitted with titanium rear silencers. The German brand also loosens up the electronic top speed limiter, enabling the Golf R 333 to reach 168 mph (270 km/h) after doing 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds. That makes it a tenth of a second quicker than the regular R.

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VW will begin to accept orders at home in Germany from June 2, with production scheduled to begin in September. The first deliveries to customers are planned for October when VW will organize a customer event at the company's Autostadt (German for "Automobile City") complex for all buyers who decide to pick up the car from Wolfsburg.

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The Golf R 333 doesn't come cheap since VW is charging €76,410 at home in Germany. It's shockingly expensive when you take into consideration the 2022 Golf R 20 Years Edition retailed in Deutschland from an already eye-watering €59,995.

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