VW of America despatched off the Mk7-based Golf R with a particular possibility that allowed prospects to select from 40 customized colours.
Solely obtainable for the 2019 mannequin yr, the ultimate of the previous-generation Golf R within the U.S., the Volkswagen Spektrum Program proved to be successful, regardless of an MSRP of $2,500 for every particular colour that might be customized ordered via many Volkswagen sellers nationwide.
A number of of the paints have been homages to vital vehicles from VW’s previous. For instance, Mars Purple pays tribute to the primary sizzling hatch provided by the model, the Mk1 Golf GTI, whereas the favored Ginster Yellow recollects the Mk3 Driver’s Version GTI from 1997. Jazz Blue Pearl was additionally featured on that automobile, but additionally on the Mk4 20th Anniversary GTI. As for Ginster Yellow, it was one of many 4 colours on the uniquely-painted Harlequin Golf Mk3.
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So, which of the 40 Spektrum colours proved the most well-liked? Properly, that will be the Viper Inexperienced Metallic, which accounted for nearly 17 % of all special-order colours offered. This paint debuted in 2008 on the European Volkswagen Scirocco, and evokes daring inexperienced choices from Lamborghini.
One other widespread hue was Nogaro Blue Pearl, originally made famous by Audi S and RS models. The three vehicles you see within the group photographs are painted Ginster Yellow, Viper Inexperienced Metallic, and Sarantos Turquoise. The inexperienced and yellow vehicles characteristic dealer-installed Oettinger physique kits, consisting of decrease physique aerodynamics and “Twin Bridge” rear spoilers. As for the inexperienced 2019 Golf R, it has Oettinger Sport Extensions on the rear spoiler.
As you possibly can think about, customized portray every VW Spektrum Golf R was an intensive course of that concerned a roughly one-kilometer (0.6-mile) journey away from the Wolfsburg principal manufacturing facility ground to a specialised constructing, the place every automobile was hand-sprayed. Every buyer acquired a novel handwritten welcome card from Volkswagen Golf U.S. Product Supervisor Megan Closset that included a customized notice, colour swatch, extra “R” brand, and affirmation of the full quantity produced for USA.
Thoughts you, the Mk7 Golf R was dropped from the U.S. market in August 2019. It is going to be changed this yr by the all-new, Mk8-based VW Golf R that may are available North America and can nonetheless be obtainable with both a handbook or,optionally, a DSG transmission.