According to CAR magazine, the GTI-R will have extensive use of light-weight materials to keep the weight of the car down. So, the 2.0L TFSI turbocharged engine will pack 266hp, similar power to the Audi TT-S and S3. All that power will be channeled to a VW-Audi four-wheel drive system, so it'll be the first GTI-badged to have power on all four wheels.
The VW GTI-R should debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales starting late 2009, or beginning of 2010.
Source : [CAR Magazine]