Gallery: 2011 Volkswagen Golf R

There are a few things that really make me wish I wasn’t 6’9″ tall.  Pants shopping, for one.  Beds, doorways, ignorant people, and… tiny little cars like the VW Golf R.  It packs some serious power for a little hatchback, AWD, and some great looks.

According to sources of autoblog, the Golf R will become available in the U.S. later this year.  Its 2.0-L, turbocharged engine cranks out a respectable 265 hp, propelling the little Golf to a top speed of 155 mph.  The manual gearbox will get you from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, and the dual-clutch version will shave off another 0.2 seconds.  Not bad, considering the R tips the scales at about 3400 lbs.  Bi-xenon headlights and up to 19″ wheels complete a very attractive exterior look.  With a car like this on the market, Chevy’s Aveo RS better be pretty freakin’ sweet.  Just sayin…  See for yourself in the gallery below.




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