2019 Volkswagen Golf R Available in 40 Tasty Flavors

Custom color adds $2,500 to the sticker

A Viper Green Metallic paint job isn’t just for the Lamborghini Huracán anymore. Now you can order a 2019 Volkswagen Golf R in one of 40 custom colors, plus five standard flavors.

Nogaro Blue Pearl, Violet Touch Metallic, Caribbean Green, and Copper Orange Metallic are just a few of the new colors to choose from if you’d like your new Golf R to look like something that rolled out of a bag of Skittles.

The Volkswagen Spektrum Program adds $2,500 to the sticker price, which should easily push your hot hatch into the low $40,000 range. Aside from Viper Green Metallic which by the way was originally featured on the European Mk 3 Scirocco, other colors include Deep Blue Pearl from the Mk 4 and Mk 5 R32, Ginster Yellow from the 1997 Driver’s Edition GTI, and Mars Red from the Mk 1 GTI.

Our 2016 Four Seasons Golf R served us well with its potent 2.0-liter turbo-four that delivered 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. But it was in a rather bland shade of Limestone Gray Metallic—hopefully we can order a new one in Blue Pearl, Irish Green, or Raspberry Red instead. Too bad you can’t mix and match body panels too.

VW is planning to add a builder tool to its site soon so keep an eye out for a 360-degree colorizer. In the meantime, customers can submit an order with local dealers and your custom ride should be ready in about two to four months.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf

MSRP $21,845 S (Manual) Hatchback