The four-wheel-drive Golf R is traditionally the most powerful model in the Golf range. The original model in this series, the Golf R32, was launched in 2002. This fourth-generation Golf with 177 kW / 241 PS was the first Volkswagen in the world is to be offered with an optional dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). The current Golf R has a power output of 228 kW / 310 PS. This is the most powerful and fastest production Golf ever. With the optional R-Performance package, the electronic speed limiter (250 km/h) can be deactivated, giving a top speed of 267 km/h.