What’s cool is that this particular Golf R is equipped with an Akrapovic exhaust for some extra combustion-sourced music. One of the biggest takeaways from Metcalfe’s review is just how brilliant this car is as both a performance thrill ride and a daily driver. Yes, this one is loud and is the recipient of a lot of attention (for better or worse), but it’s quite special at the same time. It’s an understatement, too. At first glance, it looks like a typical five-door Golf. A closer examination soon reveals it’s anything but. That said, we have a confession to make: while Metcalfe was showing the car we couldn’t help but glance at the Testarossa, Countach and many other greats parked in the background. We have wandering eyes. But hey, the Golf R is a brilliant car too.