Go ahead and try to find fault with it.
From the outside, the Volkswagen Golf R may not look like much. It certainly is a somewhat of a looker, but it’ll never be mistaken for a rev-happy Lamborghini, though its softly elegant aesthetics are perfect for its character because as Carfection’s Alex Goy points out, this may just be the perfect car for everyone. In World War II, Hitler tried to make a people’s car, the Volkswagen Beetle, for the German people to traverse the newly formed Autobahn with.
Compared to the Golf R, though, the Beetle is highly impractical. Everything you need, the Golf R has. Want room to pack all your friends or family inside for a night on the town or a trip to grandma’s house? It’s got that. Need to make a run to Ikea? There’s room to pack in a moderately sized living room set.
It’s also fuel efficient too with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making all the power, and those looking to drive in the winter can rest easy knowing it has all-wheel drive. And then there’s the transmission, which can be had in either six-speed manual or six-speed auto forms. Impressive as it might be, the reason we most love the Golf R is its performance. That seemingly innocuous 2.0-liter fills large 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque shoes, which lugs around 3,325 pounds, making this an epic track day companion. Check out Goy’s take on this handsome car and try your best to find some sort of fault with it.