CEO Thomas Schäfer has hinted that it could be the last combustion-engined version of the world’s best-selling hatch.
If this does come to fruition, the estimated conversion cost will be a whopping €35,000 (approx. R700k).
All 333 units spoken for in 480 seconds.
As we guessed, the special edition will be limited to 333 units and packs a power output of 333 PS (328 hp; 245 kW) and has 420 Nm of torque on tap.
Just 2500 units will be made in South Africa but will not be available in South Africa.
Will this come to South Africa? Considering we were not offered the 20 Years Edition we would not expect to see this reaching local shores.
The four-cylinder engine is coupled with a sequential racing transmission and it takes just 1.9 seconds to hit 100km/h.
The engine was mounted transversally at the front and delivered around 500 horses with a shrieking red line of 8,200 rpm.
No timeframe has been put on the launch of any electric R cars.
Pricing for the whole package minus the wheels is €2,785 (approx R50k).