This is the limited-edition Golf R that you can’t get in the U.S.

By J.A. Ackley
Jun 1, 2023 | Volkswagen, Golf, Golf R, Volkswagen Golf R, Golf R 333

Photography Courtesy VW

Volkswagen just introduced its first limited edition R model, the Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition. 329 horsepower. 168-mph top speed. A zero-to-60 time of 4.6 seconds. Attention-grabbing Lime Yellow Metallic paint. And, only those in Germany can buy it. Bummer.

The automaker is limiting the Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition model to, you guessed it, 333 models. The 333 references the output of the engine in PS.

The German special edition comes with the R Performance package, which includes R Performance Torque Vectoring with Vehicle Dynamics Manager.

In addition to the ability to distribute power between the front and rear axles as well as between the two rear wheels, the system also comes with special driving profiles designed for the Nürburgring.

Other highlights include the R Performance exhaust system from Akrapovič–with titanium rear silencers–and black 19-inch Estoril wheels with semi-slick tires.

You can order the car from German dealerships starting on Friday, June 2. They’re set to be delivered this October.

What does it cost? €76,410, or approximately $81,590.

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ConiglioRampante New Reader
6/1/23 4:26 p.m.

Glad it's only offered in Germany.

 Now I can act like the cool guy as I post all over the interwebz about how I'd "pull the trigger" and drop $81,000+ on a Golf, but I can't, you know, because of VW, & stuff.

Or somethingorother. 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
6/1/23 4:58 p.m.

In reply to ConiglioRampante :

The price is certainly the kicker, isn't it? The GR Corolla Morizo Edition starts at $49,900 and seems like a more reasonable option, price-wise, for a special edition hot hatch.

calteg SuperDork
6/1/23 6:18 p.m.

The "standard" Golf R has 315hp. So for $35k you get +14hp, a nifty exhaust and...ermm...specialty paint. Yikes.

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