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Volkswagen Celebrates Launch of Golf R with Ultimate Fan Experience Sweepstakes

by Jeffrey N. Ross
April 13, 2012

Along with launching the exciting new 2012 Volkswagen Golf R this year, Volkswagen of America is also kicking off a contest that will give one lucky fan a weeklong trip to Germany. To sign up, those over the age of 25 can download the Golf R Drivers Forever app onto their iPad from the iTunes app store, and submit a 256-word essay as to why they should be picked for  the Golf R Ultimate Fan Experience. The app contains unique videos, pictures and other detailed information about the all-new Golf R. Those without iPads can mail in their entry.

The winner will be chosen at random on May 28, 2012, and the person will win a seven-day trip to Germany for two people this September. This person will also be able to visit VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany as well as get professional driving instruction in a new Golf R at the famed Nürburgring. Of course, it wouldn't be a proper vacation without luxury hotel accommodations and a Berlin sightseeing excursion.

“The Golf R has an incredibly loyal following of fans, and this is a way for Volkswagen to say ‘thank you’ for their passion and enthusiasm,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “We are delighted to reward one lucky Golf R fan with the ultimate enthusiast travel experience, including an adrenaline-pumping driving experience on a legendary track.”

Unlike the previous R32 performance hatchbacks, the 2012 VW Golf R replaces the VR6 engine with a 256-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four paired up to Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Another big change for the new high-performance Golf R is that it will be offered in both two- and four-door body styles. Like its predecessors, the 2012 Golf R comes with a steep price tag as its starting MSRP is $33,990 while the top model is the Golf R four-door with Sunroof and Navigation for $36,090.

For more information and official rules for this contest, check out the official Golf R Ultimate Fan Experience page: www.vw.com/GolfRUltimateFanExperience


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