For the first time we have spy photos for what the new Arteon R is going to look like!
In comparison to the regular Arteon, VW fits this one with additional slats in the grille. There are also bigger inlets in the corners of the fascia. In profile, there are no discernible changes. The company adds a tiny, black spoiler to the rear deck, and there's a revised lower fascia with four rectangular exhaust outlets. The model also wears cross-drilled brakes in front and has blue calipers. There are no photos of the interior, but we would expect tweaks like seats with larger bolsters and possibly some carbon fiber touches.
The Arteon R would allegedly use a new 3.0-liter turbocharged version of Volkswagen's VR6 engine that would make 404 horsepower (301 kilowatts). The power would run through a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. The vehicle's transmission is still a mystery at this point.