£65,000 Volkswagen Golf R 333 Limited Edition sold out

The Golf R has gained 333 Limited Edition trim with boosted performance, but each example has already been accounted for

Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf R 333 Limited Edition, bringing yet another special model to the marque’s hot hatch lineup. Available exclusively in Germany, the model features an uplift in output, additional standard kit and unique aesthetic changes to set it apart from the ordinary Golf R. Each of the 333 examples have already been allocated to customers, costing from €76,410 (c£65,000) a piece. First deliveries are set for October this year.

The 333 adopts a similar formula to the Golf R 20 Years edition, with software tweaks to its 2-litre turbocharged EA888 four-cylinder for improved throttle response and an additional 12bhp, bringing total output to 328bhp – torque is unchanged at 310lb ft. Like the 20 Years, 0-62mph stands at a quoted 4.6sec with top speed of 168mph.  

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As part of the R Performance package, the 333 Limited Edition receives a less restrictive quad-exit Akrapovič exhaust system with titanium rear silencers. R-Performance Torque Vectoring and the Vehicle Dynamics Manager with Drift mode come as standard too, with ‘semi-slick’ tyres unique to the model.

Exterior design is identical to the standard car, but new Lime Yellow Metallic paintwork, black ‘R’ centre caps, a black roof and ‘333’ decals give it extra edge. The wheels are 19-inch Estoril items from the standard Golf R, now finished in gloss black to match the new trim.

Inside, premium Nappa leather sports seats are standard-fit alongside a 480w Harman Kardon sound system, with IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and the Light and Vision and IQ.Drive packages equipped at no additional cost – the latter includes the likes of Travel Assist, Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. The 333 Limited Edition is also the first R model to feature a numbered interior plaque. 

The model sold out in just 8 minutes, with customer deliveries to commence in October once production has begun in September. Prices start at €76,410 (c£65,000), with just 333 examples set to be produced in total – for reference, the Golf R 20 Years costs from £48,095.

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