This was unexpected. With so many new cars having their official reveal scheduled for September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it surprises me that Volkswagen is now starting to tease the Golf R. That is exactly why i believe it will be revealed in Frankfurt, supposedly with 300PS (296bhp or 221kW).
And I said "supposedly" because Volkswagen did add the number 300 to the picture, but did not confirm if it was talking about the power. Also, don't forget the new S3 has 300PS taken from a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and we should see the same engine in the Golf R.
All those ponies in a car that will also be lighter thanks to the new MQB platform, mean we will see a really fast car. Can't wait.
Source: Volkswagen R website