VW is all-in on electric cars, and the hot R division won’t be left out of the electrification party.
Then again, Volkswagen decided to name its banner electric race car the, and make no mistake: It’s all electric and very, very fast. As in, it at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. On the other hand, the represents an electrified take on the R badge with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 matched with a single electric motor and battery. The e-motor makes roughly 130 horsepower, while the engine cranks out 336. The grand total comes in at 466 hp, and it can still be somewhat efficient, thanks to the hybrid system.
And there’s no indication we’ll see any form of electrification from the upcoming. So, for now, we can still enjoy R as it is, but there will surely be more batteries in VW’s fastest cars in the future.