Volkswagen's hot Golf history in pics
As VW celebrates 40 years of the Golf, Top Gear looks back on the fastest production versions
Posted: 31 Mar 2014
MkVII Golf R: What's this? Only the fastest, most powerful production Golf ever built. It's got a 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine, just like the GTI, but quite unlike the GTI, the ‘R' produces 296bhp; 29bhp more than the last Golf R.
It's also got 4WD and will crack 62mph - in DSG form - in just 4.9s.