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Volkswagen news - ‘R we there yet?’ - 201

Published: 16 Mar 2010

A gambling man would never have put money on this. In the vein of BMW's M Sport and AMG over at Mercedes, Volkswagen has just announced that it is creating a special division to handle its new performance models.

‘Volkswagen R GmbH' gets new ‘R' headquarters in Wolfsburg and even 350 ‘R' workers all of its very own. Trouble is, we're not quite sure what they're going to find to do.

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They've already made the Golf and Scirocco R after all, so what on earth next? Seven-seat Touran R? Urban Fox R? With the Polo GTI yet to be launched we can only imagine they're fiddling with a Passat at the moment. Or twiddling their ‘R' thumbs.

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