2023/73 Volkswagen Golf R MK8 20 Years Hatchback 2.0TSI 4-Motion DSG | Lapiz Blue | Heads Up Display | Racingline Stage 2: 432PS | VAT-Qualifying



3,960 Miles


2023 (73)



Service History

Full Main Dealer



Manufacturer WArranty

09/2026 (Limited)




The idea of a fast Volkswagen Golf began as an underground skunkworks project in 1975 that went on to become the original hot hatch. Now, over 48 years later, the segment is still defined by Volkswagen’s flagship performance Golf model.

Built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the iconic Golf R32, the 20 years Edition features an array of styling and performance enhancements over the conventional MK8 Golf R.

With £5,400 of extras over a standard Golf R, the 20 Years edition comes equipped with optimised engine tuning and a 13PS Power increase, ’20 Years’ Styling including exclusive blue badging, Genuine Carbon Fibre Interior Package, ’20 Years’ Puddle Lights and the must-have R Performance Package.

The £2,050 R Performance Package adds 19in Estoril black alloy wheels, a larger rear spoiler, reprogrammed progressive steering and a top speed increase to 167mph. However, the real game changer of the package is the addition of two selectable driver modes. These utilise the car’s advanced rear axle torque vectoring differential to allow up to 100% of the torque to the rear outside wheel in the track-only ‘Drift’ mode, or can be switched to a special setting configured for the highest performance around Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack.

Featuring a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine mated to an intelligent four-wheel-drive system with seamlessly-shifting DSG gearbox, the Mk8 Golf R 20 Years offers supercar rivalling all-season speed in a highly practical hatchback body, making it the very pinnacle of the breed.

This particularly sublime example, drenched in a flawless coat of Lapiz Blue metallic paint, takes the R recipe, and adds an even spicier ingredient in the form of a Racingline ECU Tune with supporting modifications to boost the power of this uber-rare golf to 432PS.

Adding to this stunning specification is an additional £5,160 of factory options on top of the 20 Years Specification. Highlights include the Heated and Cooled Carbon/Nappa Leather R Performance Sports Seats, Winter Package with Heated Steering Wheel, Reversing Camera and Heads up Display.

Presented in simply exquisite order after undergoing Automotive Addiction’s in-house 60-hour preparation process, including multi-stage paint correction for a utterly jaw-dropping finish, we truly believe this is the very best Golf R on the market today, so please take the time to view our comprehensive walkaround video, and be sure to contact us without delay if you wish to discuss this vehicle further or secure it with a deposit.

Our painstaking inspection process has revealed no instances of non-factory paintwork, with consistent paint micron readings across all body-panels. So you can buy in confidence that this most searing of hatchbacks’s has led a life free of damage and is in simply impeccable condition both inside and out.

No longer unavailable to order from Volkswagen, this Mk8 Golf R 20 Years is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on Volkswagens flagship performance hatchback. With over £10,560 of factory fitted options and a Racingline Stage 2 ECU Upgrade, this example is one of the most desirable specification Golf R’s available on the market today. 


  • FINANCE – Please contact us directly for Bespoke Finance Quotes on this Golf R MK8 Blue, we can offer bespoke packages depending on your individual needs including HP, PCP and Hire Purchase with Balloon (raised balloons are available). Representative 9.9% APR, as shown on the Finance Calculator on our Website.


  • 1 Previous Keeper: VW Enthusiast (Previous Keeper of this car is a loyal customer of Automotive Addiction and VAG Tuning Specialist, who Part Exchanged this car against an Audi RS3 with us. We can describe its history in complete confidence to any prospective buyers)


  • £10,560 of Factory Optional Extras in addition to standard Golf R Specification
  • £2,467 of Professionally Installed Modifications


  • Volkswagen Manufacturer’s Warranty until September 2026: Limited
  • Racingline Stage 2 ECU Tune (432PS/629nm Torque)


  • VAT Qualifying Vehicle (Listed Sale Price includes VAT which can be reclaimed by Business Owners or International Export Customers)


  • Engine & Transmission Control Unit Mileages Match to confirm Authenticity of Mileage: Verified by us with VW Dealer Diagnostics
  • Launch Counter reads 0 Launches Since New (YES-ZERO): Verified by us with VW Dealer Diagnostics (NEVER LAUNCHED!)


  • 2 Volkswagen Keys
  • Multi-Stage Machine Paintwork Correction in our Detailing Studio (RRP £1,000)

Golf R 20 Years Specific Specification (£5,400):

  • Power increase to 333PS (13PS more than Standard Golf R)


  • R Performance Package (£2,050):
    • Motorsport design Rear Spoiler in Gloss Black
    • Nürburgring Mode: Special driving mode which optimises all aspects of the drivetrain and chassis for the Racetrack
    • Drift Mode: Can send up to 100% of torque to either rear wheel to provoke oversteer
    • Top Speed restriction increase to 167mph
    • R Pack configuration to Progressive Steering


  • 19inch 8J ‘Estoril’ Alloy Wheels: Gloss Black (£890)


  • Genuine Carbon Fibre Interior Trim Package: Dashboard and Door Inlays


  • 20 Years Specific Badging:
    • Blue ‘R’ Front Grille Badge
    • Blue ‘R’ Rear Badge
    • Blue ‘R’ Steering Wheel Badge
    • Blue ‘R’ Badges on Front Wings
    • Blue ‘R’ Emblems on Keys
    • 20 Year Emblems on B Pillars


  • 20 R Puddle Light Projection


Factory Optional Extras in addition to 20 Years Specification (£5,160):

  • Lapiz Blue Metallic Premium Paintwork (£885)


  • Head-Up Display; Driving information incl. current speed is projected onto the windscreen (£635)
  • Keyless Entry with Push Start Button (£415)
  • Rear-View Reverse Camera (£300)


  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Smartphone Interface App-Connect (Wireless Apple CarPlay & Wired Android Auto)


  • R Performance Sports Seats in Carbon/Nappa Leather (£2,610):
    • Heated and Air Conditioned Front Seats
    • Drivers Seat with Electronic Adjustment and Memory Settings
    • Comfort Access for Drivers Seat
    • Electronic Lumbar Support
    • Blue Accents to Seats


  • Winter Package with Heated Steering Wheel (£315):
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Heated Windscreen Washer Jets
    • 3-Zone Air-Care Climatronic with Rear Air Conditioning Control Panel


  • Matrix (IQ.Light) LED Headlights with LED Rear Lights:
    • (Matrix LED Technology with Advanced High-Beam Assist) 22 individually-controlled LEDs that adapt to the environment by switching on and off to provide optimum lighting without dazzling other road users or the driver, whilst all other segments of the high-beam remain active
    • Dual (u-shaped) LED Daytime Running Lights
    • Dynamic Sequential Indicators: Front & Rear


  • Driver Assistance Package:
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Automatic Distance Regulation, using radar sensors to maintain required distance between vehicles ahead by braking/accelerating.
    • Lane Assist with Road Edge Detection: Detects Lane boundary markings and helps the driver to stay in lane with gentle steering intervention.
    • Side Assist with Blind Spot Indicator: Warns Driver when changing lane that there is a vehicle in their blind-spot with a yellow light in the door mirror.
    • Rear Traffic Alert: Warns the driver of vehicles approaching from the sides when reversing. The system first alerts the driver visually and then acoustically. A brake jolt is applied if a potential collision is detected.
    • Emergency Assist: Detects if a driver is inactive then warns the driver visually and acoustically before the system takes over and automatically brings the car to a standstill.
    • Adaptive Travel Assist: Combines Adaptive Cruise Control & Lane Assist to support the driver with braking/accelerating to maintain distance between vehicles ahead. It also helps the driver stay in lane with gentle corrective steering intervention. Driver can disable or override this system at any time.
    • Auto Emergency Braking Front Assist w/ Pedestrian & Cyclist Monitoring
    • Traffic Jam Assist
    • Speed Limit Display (Dynamic Road Sign Display)


  • R Performance Flat-Bottom Leather Steering Wheel with R Drive Select Button
  • Leather Doorcard Panel Inserts with Leather Doorcard Armrests


  • VW 10.25inch Digital Cockpit Pro with Navigation View (R Performance Digital Cockpit Layout with Central Rev Counter)
  • VW Drive Select (Driving Modes: Comfort, Sport, Race & Individual plus two Special Modes)
  • Ambient (Multi-Colour) Interior LED Lighting Package: 30 Selectable Colour Configurations
  • Electric Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors
  • Illuminated Front Grill with Light Bar


  • Discover Media Navigation Infotainment System:
    • 10inch Colour Touchscreen Display
    • Integrated SIM Card for Internet Services: Streaming & We Connect Plus
    • Bluetooth Interface Audio & Phone
    • DAB Digital Radio
    • Online Traffic Information
    • USB-C Connections


  • R Performance (20mm lowered) Suspension: R-specific dampers
  • R Performance (357mm) Front Brake Discs with Aluminium Bells


  • R Performance Torque Splitting (Vectoring) Rear Differential for variable power distribution to each wheel
  • R Performance XDS-Plus Mechanical (Electronically Controlled) Front Differential Lock


  • 2.0TSI Turbo 4-Cylinder Petrol Engine
  • 7-Speed DSG Gearbox
  • 4MOTION 4-Wheel Drive System
  • 0-62mph in 4.6 Seconds (0.1 Seconds Faster than Standard Golf R)
  • R Body-Styling: R Front Bumper, R Rear Bumper, R Side Skirts & R Rear Diffuser
  • R Brake Calipers finished in Blue
  • Gloss Black Exterior Styling Package
  • Privacy Glass: Dark-Tinted Rear Windows
  • Configurable Digital Cockpit Layouts
  • Hill Hold Assistant
  • LED Interior Light Package 
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Automatic Lights & Wipers
  • Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator
  • Individual Split Folding Rear Seats
  • Through Load Facility
  • Racingline Software Stage 2 Low Torque ECU Tune; 432PS/629nm Torque Dyno-Proven (£720)


  • Milltek High-Flow Downpipe (£650)


  • Racingline R600 Intake System, Turbo Elbow and Intake Pipe (£700)
  • Racingline Oil Cap (£80)
  • Racingline Brake Fluid Cap (£80)
  • Racingline Coolant Cap (£92)
  • Racingline Washer Bottle Cap (£80)
  • Racingline Dipstick (£65)
  • 09/2023 (5mls) Volkswagen Ayr (Pre-Delivery Inspection)


Servicing carried out in accordance with Volkswagen’s LongLife Schedule up to 2 Years/19k miles.

This Golf R MK8 Blue has been subject to our innovative industry leading (up-to-100-hour) labour-intensive preparation process that is designed to satisfy even the most pedantic of enthusiasts. Our exacting standards have been met at each stage of our methodical process for this Golf R to be offered for sale by Automotive Addiction.

The first part of this process is our crucial pre-purchase inspections, this includes Deep-Dive Diagnostics, Mechanical Inspection & Road Test Analysis to ensure what lies beneath the paintwork is of the highest degree of integrity, followed by an in-depth inspection of all exterior and interior surfaces which includes the Paintwork, Wheels, Glass, Tyres & Interior with a rigorous Paintwork Depth Analysis which identifies to us the originality of the paintwork.

Any maintenance identified by us during our inspections have been completed before moving onto our pre-sale professional detailing work.

60 hours of meticulous preparation from our highly-skilled in-house professional detailers with over 10-years of experience has been completed prior to advertisement. This included a deep ‘wheels-off’ decontamination cleanse, multi-stage paint correction, brake disc centre refurbishment and deep interior cleanse to ensure this Golf R MK8 Blue is presented to you in the most optimal condition possible regardless of its age or mileage.

This unique industry-leading process has been documented by us in the form of photo and video. We have included some images of the work carried out in the gallery for this advert, we have also included a small clip in the walkaround video for this car, however much more content of the work carried out can be supplied to any prospective buyers on request.

Please contact without delay, for a full breakdown on the preparation we have carried out on this Golf R MK8 Blue

7-Speed DSG

2.0L TSI



5 Doors

5 Seats



We offer everything from paint protection treatments to tuning modifications, styling upgrades and aftermarket security systems and a wide range of retrofitted manufacturer options. These options are all installed in-house. Read on to find out more about how we can turn your vision into reality.

Paint Protection

Protect your vehicle’s pristine paint finish with a choice of pre-collection protection treatments: liquid ceramic coating and durable paint protection film


Keep thieves at bay and your new purchase safe and secure with professionally installed TASSA-approved immobilisation and thatcham-approved tracking systems


Add extra performance or a personal touch with our extensive range of modification options. Mild or wild, we make your vision a reality


Digital Gauge Retrofit

Tailor the specification of your new vehicle any way you want it with our host of OEM retrofit options installed with factory finish and functionality.


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