The 2012 Golf R lands in dealerships this month, and Volkswagen is promoting its latest hot hatch with a new app for the iPad. Loaded with Golf R info and Golf history, the app is meant to provide users with all the videos, photos, and tech specs they need to get to know the model and its lineage.
Called “Golf R Forever,” the app was developed “with the enthusiast community in mind,” according to Volkswagen. As such, the app is told from the perspective of VW enthusiasts and drivers who helped bring the car to the U.S. Included in the app are interviews with key people involved in the Golf R project, enthusiast testimonials and stories, a Golf R brochure complete with tech specs and 360-degree view of the car, and an interactive timeline that shows the Golf’s history, which spans from the 1970s to the present. Also included is a mini-documentary about Volkswagen and a video interview with hot rod designer Chip Foose, who talks about his passion for VWs.
The app is available now at the iTunes App Store, and is free to download. While it may not be as entertaining as actually driving the 256-hp, all-wheel-drive Golf R, the app could be worth checking out if you’re a diehard dubber.