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First 500 Pre-Order 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Hatches Claimed in 12 Hours

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/9/2015 Karla Sanchez

Well, that was fast. The first 500 2015 Volkswagen Mark-7 Golf R models that were available for pre-order yesterday have all been spoken for, selling out in just under 12 hours.

The 500 customers who put down a $500 deposit for one of 500 Mark-7 Golf R hot hatches each reserved a top-of-the-line Lapiz Blue Metallic 2015 Volkswagen Golf R with DCC & Nav and the six-speed DSG. The loaded Golf R model also features Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, 19-inch Cadiz alloy wheels with summer performance tires, a DCC adaptive damping system, Park Distance Control, a Fender Premium Audio System, and navigation. 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Rear Three Quarter In Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Rear Three Quarter In Motion

Like all other 2015 Volkswagen Golf R models, the first 500 are powered by the automaker’s turbocharged 2.0-liter EA888 TSI I-4 engine making 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Although the 500 examples will come with the dual-clutch transmission, a six-speed manual will also be available. VW's 4Motion All-wheel drive system is also standard on all Golf R models. Aside from getting their hot hatch early, the 500 customers will also get serialized accessories matched to the vehicles’ VIN numbers, a Volkswagen R watch, a carbon fiber and stainless steel keychain, and a VIN-specific certificate.

Not to worry if you didn't snatch one of the first models up. The base 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will go on sale later this year and cost $37,415. That model comes sans the DCC and navigation, front and rear Park Distance Control, the Fender audio system, and 19-inch alloy wheels. If you're still determined to get a pre-order car, head over to to be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens up. 2015 Volkswagen Golf R© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

Another pre-order car that sold out rather quickly was the Euro-market 2015 Ford Mustang. Within 30 seconds, the first 500 units were all accounted for in May of last year. The Mustang is of course now available across 20 countries in Europe, but the early birds who swooped up the first Mustangs got to enjoy theirs a little sooner.

Source: Volkswagen via Twitter

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Front Three Quarter In Motion 4© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Front Three Quarter In Motion 4

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