The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is already pretty well sorted straight out of the factory, but that did not stop chassis and suspension specialist H&R from sharpening it up even further.
On offer is a lowering sport springs and spacer package for the Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R. Compatible with the standard shock absorbers, the H&R springs lower the turbocharged all-wheel drive hot hatch by up to 25mm all around. According to the tuner, the lower ride height and slightly firmer springs improve handling and reduce roll in corners.
Handling aside, the lowering springs also give the Golf R a racier, hunkered down look thanks to the elimination of those unsightly wheel arch gaps.
Those who demand an even more aggressive stance can further opt for the H&R Track+ wheel spacers. Made of high-tensile aluminium, the spacers push the wheels out by 6mm, making them perfectly flush with the fenders.
The sport springs for the Volkswagen Golf R costs 327.25 euros while the wheel spacers will set you back a further 44.83 euros. All components are manufactured in the tuner’s factory in Germany.
The Mk8 Golf R is powered by a tweaked version of the outgoing model’s 2.0-litre ‘EA888’ turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning out 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque – an increase of 22kW/40Nm.
The Haldex-type all-wheel drive system now features R Performance Torque Vectoring that allows up to 100 per cent of the engine’s torque to be distributed between the front and rear axles, or between each individual rear wheels.
The Golf R is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds (DSG) before hitting a limited top speed of 250km/h.