May 12, 2015 Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin: The temps were in the low 50s, but at the Midwest Automotive Media Association's Spring Rally at Road America today, VW's hottest hatchback generated heat. This all-wheel-drive rally-ready ride cranks out nearly 292 horsepower. With seat heaters and firm handling, it proved exceptionally competent performing late-apex getaways. It also put smiles on drivers' faces, due to its automated manual transmission's launch control, sensational power train sounds and drift-friendly racetrack carousel behavior.
VW of America says demand for the Golf R is also pyrotechnical; its initial batch is nearly sold out. Price: approximately $38,000
Last Edit: May 14, 2015 8:18:45 GMT -6 by VWCA_Adman