The original Volkswagen GTI is credited with starting the entire hot hatchback phenomenon. But somewhere along the line, the mad scientists at Volkswagen decided their hot Golf wasn't quite as hot as it could be. The result is hardcore performance brought to you by the letter "R."
This week we learned that the next Volkswagen Golf R will finally pack some much-needed heat, unlike its last few iterations. But in spite of its flaws, I've always liked this car: the second-generation R32.
He and his mates were out hooning in a borrowed MK4 R32, when they hit a 30-mph corner at 100 mph. They survived, the R32 did not. But the 4Motion lives on in a MK4 Jetta coupe. You heard right.