Meet the VW Passat R36, a new rival of the Mitsubishi Evo X.
The new VW Passat R36 (previous R36 here) will arrive with a 296 hp engine, four-wheel drive and a quick-shifting semi-automatic gearbox. The new R36 is available as both a stylish saloon and practical estate.
The VW Passat R36 is outstanding by a deeper front bumper, bi-xenon headlights, side skirts and twin exhausts at the rear.
Here you will find a 296bhp 3.6-litre V6 connected to six-speed dual clutch gearbox. As a result performance is blistering, with the sprint from standstill to 60mph taking just 5.6 seconds for the saloon and 5.8 for the estate. Both versions have a top speed electronically limited to 155mph.
Prices for the Passat R36 start at 30,990 euro for the saloon, rising to 32,150 euro for the versatile estate.