We reckon it’s got a 90 per cent chance of making production – VW need it to prove that, as Hackenburg put it, “we can make a connection between fun, performance and low consumption”.
Expect its way to be paved by a Scirocco Bluesport as well as a eco-minded Golf GTI. However, don’t get too despondent. VW is also known to be working on hotter R models of both. The Scirocco R20T concept has already been shown and a replacement for the Golf R32 is certain. However, it may well not have a V6: “what we are able to do is to make a Golf with the same performance but a smaller engine, which is anyway better for handling” Hackenburg told us.