The staple hot hatch remains the mighty Golf GTI – our personal favourite being the Clubsport. But beyond the GTI lurks another that takes hatchback performance to another level: the new Golf R.
It’s faster, more powerful and more technical than any Golf before it. It’s also more expensive, getting close to £50,000 with options or, to give that some context, the price of two regular Golfs. Is it really worth that?