VW GOLF R - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Aug 29, 2019
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    How do you make the iconic VW Golf better? Well, Volkswagen thought it would be a cool idea to take the hatchback and give it a little thing called ALL WHEEL DRIVE!
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Comments • 3 198

  • Captain Save a Bro
    Captain Save a Bro 10 hours ago

    Ah yes the g60 grenade , had one in a corrado it was a love hate relationship.

  • Peter
    Peter 12 hours ago

    That Bob part killed me

  • Lucas the duck
    Lucas the duck 21 hour ago

    My brother calls the Golf R "Goffler"

  • Yony Loya
    Yony Loya Day ago

    No Mamés wey 😅

  • Backseat Driver
    Backseat Driver 2 days ago


  • Backseat Driver
    Backseat Driver 2 days ago

    I love my Marky Marc 7.5!!!

  • Sam Oster
    Sam Oster 6 days ago

    Golf limited has exact same hp and top speed as 2015 gti.
    We are being ripped off.

  • Joey Arkane
    Joey Arkane 6 days ago

    I def fancy your work. Keep creatin the great videos!

  • Cale Mcdowell
    Cale Mcdowell 7 days ago

    Bob Ross skit mega fail.

  • vdub 1971
    vdub 1971 8 days ago

    The first time I told my wife I was going to buy a NOS she was a bit confused. In Somali nos means nipple.

  • 12metal23
    12metal23 9 days ago

    you guys make great videos keep up the good work

  • Mitchell Hyndman
    Mitchell Hyndman 10 days ago

    I'm way too drunk to hear those paint sounds

  • Matthew Mackerras
    Matthew Mackerras 11 days ago

    I want an Up To Speed episode on James' dad.

  • Juan F Vega
    Juan F Vega 12 days ago

    I just came across a 1983 gti I'm wondering if its a good one or even worth it ?

  • 89gymratt
    89gymratt 12 days ago

    I drove a 2009 VW Golf R and i hit 130km/h in 3rd gear !
    i was impressed !

  • Hunter Rees
    Hunter Rees 16 days ago

    I love this episode so much. First one I ever saw. Don't worry James, I get sweaty talking about Golfs too

  • Lucas Davison
    Lucas Davison 17 days ago

    Would be quite an interesting video if weren’t for all the irritating bits trying to be humorous

  • Sean Robinson
    Sean Robinson 18 days ago

    I'm going to use a Mercedes E320 4matic W124 chassis for a donor car for my W201 190E and Turbo it. Should do good on the track right?😊 When I'm done you guys can do a Bumper 2Bumper on it... Still waiting on a show from Donut on Evo1 - Evo2 Cosworth 190E Mercedes-Benz

  • Rodrigo Flores
    Rodrigo Flores 18 days ago

    How about talk about the Passat b7 1.8 turbocharged tsi

  • Bertold Gerry
    Bertold Gerry 18 days ago

    I was watching the james bob ross and i don't want the rest of vw story. I want more james bob ross

  • Gabby S
    Gabby S 19 days ago +1

    9:50-10:02 is the best thing everrrrrr omfg.

  • Jake Peters
    Jake Peters 20 days ago +4

    Didn't James just have a heart attack? He should't be drinking any kind of energy drink

  • Pickchore
    Pickchore 20 days ago

    Guys, please find your way to Germany and drive HGPs 3.6 twin turbo Golf R.
    I'd you can't get to Germany, head to Canada and find an HPA VW to drive... HGP is better though so it would be worth the effort.

  • Michael Scoffield
    Michael Scoffield 21 day ago

    This guy is bare annoying

  • GeorgeGreen
    GeorgeGreen 22 days ago

    I used to work with this waitress who had a r32. It was a sweet car, she unfortunately crashed it though.

  • Depressed-Eggman
    Depressed-Eggman 24 days ago

    Announcement: The next fast car VW is busy with is a Scirocco which features a hybrid system, featuring a few things from the E-tron system, and also a tiny 1 litre engine (like the one in the polo), this means the style is a slightly longer car, but is built out of lite materials, so look out for that, k bye.

  • Patrick Kennedy
    Patrick Kennedy 27 days ago

    Are VW episodes great because of James' love of Volkswagens? Yes

  • Ultrainstinct Goku
    Ultrainstinct Goku 28 days ago

    You did Bob Ross wrong....I'm dead 🤣💀

  • Jack Crawford
    Jack Crawford 28 days ago

    I really wanna say that's an acoustic cover of the wii sports theme song, I wouldnt put it past them lol

  • AppleBottemGs
    AppleBottemGs 29 days ago

    My first car was a 1999 VW golf Gti, sad it had a heater core problem and I had to trade it in, one of my many regrets...

  • AppleBottemGs
    AppleBottemGs 29 days ago

    This is a legitimate question...
    *what is wrong with you, james*

  • BoostAddict
    BoostAddict Month ago

    They only built 2 A59s and one was destroyed. iirc they made 5 bodykits, there were some replica kits though. I want an A59 so badly.

  • Tracey Kays
    Tracey Kays Month ago

    A man after my heart. So what’s ur favorite VW.? Make,model, and year

  • Mikolaj Lipinski
    Mikolaj Lipinski Month ago

    I heard they officially said no more manual because there is not enough people buying it. Ridiculous. Manual fans will always be there, big in numbers. People get dsg with launch control just for drag races.

  • JOEL Mitchell
    JOEL Mitchell Month ago

    Can you do one on the jetta r

  • Jacob James
    Jacob James Month ago

    Why did it change from an A to an Mk?

  • Tycho
    Tycho Month ago

    Hahaha that rolling golf at the intro. Welcome in the netherlands

  • Frieder  Lobinski
    Frieder Lobinski Month ago

    Love your vids. Would appreciate an episode about Mercedes e or s class.

  • Lenfield
    Lenfield Month ago

    Steyr is better pronounced “Shteer” and they make pretty cool guns too

  • Jay Adams
    Jay Adams Month ago

    U should do a Hyundai video

  • Steven Voigt
    Steven Voigt Month ago +1

    This car definitely deserves two different names and that is poor man's BMW and hairdressers car!
    Volkswagen also lied about what this card does from 0 to 60 miles per hour it is not done in 5 seconds

  • Ahmad Al falasi
    Ahmad Al falasi Month ago

    Damn he Screams a lot in every signal episode can’t stand him .. unsubscribes .. unless the editor with edit his voice a bit or finds someone else

  • R Stowers
    R Stowers Month ago

    I got ti sit in one

  • mat blue
    mat blue Month ago

    #F#*k your dad...

  • ryan davie
    ryan davie Month ago +2

    Bob Ross I’m dying 😂😂😂

  • Wealth Ngobeni
    Wealth Ngobeni Month ago

    Ohh James how about making a video about Vw ABT ever heard of it?

  • Wealth Ngobeni
    Wealth Ngobeni Month ago

    I never knew Volkswagen were also performance freaks damn I mean the w12 wwoohhh

  • FLBoyCanScrap
    FLBoyCanScrap Month ago

    650 hp and torque steer. YIKES

  • Adrian Kruger
    Adrian Kruger Month ago

    James dad looks suspiciously like a certain presenter who worked with mute tame racing driver.
    Some say...

  • Robert Belote
    Robert Belote Month ago

    A little suprised to still not see an mpb ( mo powa baby ) edition NOS on store shelves.

  • Max Roa
    Max Roa Month ago

    Yooo james jamessss jamess youre the shit thanks my n*gga you make my fucking days

  • TDI Kristaf
    TDI Kristaf Month ago

    Golf club sport ?

  • E E
    E E Month ago +1

    I learned to drive in a scirocco - it was my first car! Had VW ever since and still do

  • I Raca
    I Raca Month ago

    7:38, you missed one SICK for the counter.

  • MyRon Jeff
    MyRon Jeff Month ago

    More POWER is testified in here! @6:01 😂

    JMS FAMILY ONLY Month ago

    158 hersperz

  • Autistic Guitar
    Autistic Guitar Month ago


  • Brenden Handley
    Brenden Handley Month ago

    A duramax video would be dope

  • Justin
    Justin Month ago

    Why is it that the mark 4 gti look so sexy with a bra on lol

    I_ REUBEN Month ago

    You know your fucked when you see a golf with a roll cage