The new 2015 Volkswagen Golf R has got some serious snap. It’ll take you from 0 to 60 in less than five seconds. But then again, that’s what you get when you’ve got a turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood.
But as USA Today says, if that’s all that the Golf R did, it would be a “kid’s car.” No, no. This is a fully-fledged compact roadster. Celerity is only one of the new Golf’s outstanding qualities.
The Golf R happens to stick to the road like glue as well. Helping it to do so is the Haldex all-wheel-drive system. And electronic locking differentials create the needed traction when exploring the Golf’s full potential for speed.
Volkswagen lets the Golf’s performance speak for itself, leaving behind “gaudy spoilers or rocker-panel spats.” It appears to be just what it is: four wheels of driving fun. This is exactly the kind of ride that will have you taking the long way to the grocery store, and re-connecting with those moments when you first got your license, when driving was exciting and new.