The good news is that with 286 hp, it will be the most powerful front-wheel-drive production Golf on sale. The bad news is, it is not coming to the U.S. The same fate has regularly befallen previous limited-edition Golfs, but this one will be a little bit easier to accept because we already have the high performance Golf R. It comes equipped with the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is currently doing duty in all fast Golfs, but it makes 292 hp and should easily out-accelerate the TCR away from the lights thanks to all-wheel-drive. The Golf R may even receive a power boost
and weight reduction in the next generation, which will help ease our pain of not receiving the TCR.