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    1. Member whalemingo's Avatar
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      12-11-2018 02:34 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      Sweet. So I can buy my used Mk8 R in 2029. Can't wait.
      Well Apophis is gonna hit the earth in 2029, so you might want to splurge and buy it a year early.
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      12-11-2018 06:31 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      If production doesnt start til June what is this thing driving all over with no camo?
      That's the million dollar question.

    4. 01-18-2019 05:12 PM #78
      Golf 8 testing with decals over the tail lights and a few pieces of tape



      https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsv2RYjH...ource=ig_embed

    5. 01-18-2019 05:15 PM #79
      That's got to be a mule. It looks exactly like the Mk7 body. No difference.

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      01-18-2019 06:00 PM #80
      Looks legit to me with the super high hood and sloping roof line.

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      01-18-2019 06:14 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post
      Golf 8 testing with decals over the tail lights and a few pieces of tape



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      01-18-2019 06:20 PM #82
      The lucky bastard McDonald's employee got to see the inside before any of us... Bummer. That said, I can't wait to see one in a showroom in 2030!

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      01-18-2019 06:24 PM #83
      obviously have to reserve judgement until we see the production version, but the higher hood and more aggressively sloping roof are a huge step backwards. Like when the Mazda3 went to its current shape from the old high-roof shape. Ugh.

      Loved my '16 R. Would be tempting to order a '19 R in one of the sweet custom colors if I had a use for another car. Hopefully we'll still have the 6MT on the Mk8.. but not exactly optimistic.
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      01-18-2019 06:30 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      That's got to be a mule. It looks exactly like the Mk7 body. No difference.
      No difference? The back definately slopes down more and the rear windows (side and rear) are narrower. But I agree this is probably just a heavily facelifted MK7 as it's sharing a lot of components that I can see. It's like MK5 vs MK6.

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      01-18-2019 06:38 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post

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      01-18-2019 07:24 PM #86
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      01-21-2019 05:56 PM #87
      Hmm..i'll reserve judgement for when I see a confirmed protoype at least. I don't think the above is bad per se, just hope the sloping rear window doesn't reduce useable cargo space if that is indeed the direction the design team is going.

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      01-21-2019 06:04 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      That's got to be a mule. It looks exactly like the Mk7 body. No difference.
      If by "no difference" you mean "no panels look like the Mk7" then I agree. The shape is different and the detailing is different.

      Also, I don't think you know what a "mule" is. It's a couple of years past the mule stage and will be entering production soonish. It's going on sale this fall for cryin' out loud.
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      02-14-2019 11:02 AM #89
      Wtf is this in the mk7 forum?

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    16. 02-15-2019 12:15 AM #90
      In the UK for the first time. Saw this last night. What is it? Quad pipes, no badging, tails look different from mk7 but also kinda looks like mk7? GTI clubsport pre facelift?



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      02-15-2019 01:44 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by JD_GolfS View Post
      In the UK for the first time. Saw this last night. What is it? Quad pipes, no badging, tails look different from mk7 but also kinda looks like mk7? GTI clubsport pre facelift?



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      Those are obviously Mk7 euro tails. If it has quad pipes it's just a Mk7 R.

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      02-15-2019 03:52 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by 2000JettaGLXVR6 View Post
      No difference? The back definately slopes down more and the rear windows (side and rear) are narrower. But I agree this is probably just a heavily facelifted MK7 as it's sharing a lot of components that I can see. It's like MK5 vs MK6.
      I bet Mk5 vs. Mk6 is a good comparison. What we see in the spy shots is clearly a mildly disguised Mk8 and yes, it looks to be heavily based on the Mk7. It's good to keep in mind that VW has needed to save millions after the dieselgate costs hit the company. I wouldn't wonder, if the development of the Mk8, and what the model ultimately will be like, were affected by it.

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      02-15-2019 09:14 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post
      Golf 8 testing with decals over the tail lights and a few pieces of tape



      https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsv2RYjH...ource=ig_embed
      The headlights have camouflaged tape on as well. You can see the the outermost part of the headlamp is clearly an offset sticker.

    20. 03-04-2019 01:09 PM #94
      ower, wider, sleeker than the current model

      We recently got a look at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf hatchback that was virtually undisguised. Unfortunately, the photo was grainy, and there was only one image. To supplement that, we've got additional spy shots of a somewhat more covered prototype, but in high-resolution and from pretty much all angles. They show the car to be evolutionary, but generally lower, wider and sleeker. And despite the camouflage, we can actually make out a few details not noticeable in the older photo.

      At the front, the fascia appears to be lower, and that look is emphasized by how the top of the headlights align with the top of the grille, leaving most of the lights to dip below. The grille itself is even thinner than before, too. The headlights still wrap around the front fascia, but they now have more curves along the bottom edges and little extensions like winglets that come off the trailing edge of the lights.

      Moving along the car, we can see that the windshield isn't nearly as upright, giving the Mk. 8 Golf a sleeker overall look. The mirror posts have moved from the corner of the window down onto the sheetmetal of the door. The C-pillar leans farther forward now, and the window line and hatch follow suit, furthering the sleek look of the new car. The character lines along the car's flanks now extend all the way to the taillights that also feature more shape in the form of little drop-down sections.

      We expect to see the new Golf make its debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. It will likely be on the latest iteration of the MQB platform, with the electric Golf using a version of the new MEB platform that will be used on the I.D. models. Regular Golfs will likely come with a version of the 1.5-liter gas engine available in current European models. The GTI will probably still use a 2.0-liter engine, but bumped up to around 250 horsepower, and the Golf R could see as much as 350 ponies under the hood.
      https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/01/...lf-spy-photos/







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      03-04-2019 01:13 PM #95
      Why in the world is it so long? Hopefully its to fit a longitudinal VR6 twin turbo and rear biased AWD.

      I can dream, right?

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      03-04-2019 01:41 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by T_Dub View Post
      Why in the world is it so long? Hopefully its to fit a longitudinal VR6 twin turbo and rear biased AWD.

      I can dream, right?
      It's at least partly an illusion caused by bringing the bottoms of the side windows upwards.
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      03-04-2019 04:23 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by T_Dub View Post
      Why in the world is it so long? Hopefully its to fit a longitudinal VR6 twin turbo and rear biased AWD.

      I can dream, right?
      I think you are missing the fixed portion of the rear window which is making the rear of the car look longer.

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      03-04-2019 04:33 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      I think you are missing the fixed portion of the rear window which is making the rear of the car look longer.
      I felt like that first but then I think the back is the same as the 7. It's the front that looks longer to me.

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    25. 03-04-2019 04:46 PM #99
      I love these spy shots. MK8 is going to look fantastic.

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      03-04-2019 04:53 PM #100
      General outline of the car. I think it's gonna look great.


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