For what is an extremely rare occasion, the all-new hot-rod version of the Volkswagen Golf, known as the R, will be making its way to the United States. Usually reserved for the European market, the turbocharged and all wheel drive hatchback will join the likes of other exclusive, sooped-up VWs that have wiggled their way across the pond and in order to celebrate, Volkswagen of America is holding a contest. Named the “Golf R Ultimate Fan Experience”, one lucky winner and their guest will be given the opportunity to truly indulge in what the car was built for. In order to win, all anyone has to do is tell VW how and why the Golf R moves their soul.
“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,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Entry into the sweepstakes is easy. All contestants must first download the “Golf R Drivers Forever” app on a tablet and or smart phone where they will proceed to describe to VW in 265 words or less why they want to win. Winning means that a seven-day, six-night trip to Germany will be had during September. There, the winner and a guest will be given the opportunity to visit Wolfsburg to tour the Autostadt and Volkswagen AG headquarters, Nürburg to drive the Golf R on the Nürburgring motorsports complex with instruction from professional drivers, as well as a sight-seeing trip to Berlin. The contest is under way and runs until May 14.