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. (more…)