When Volkswagen Canada first announced that the Golf R would be available in Canada in 2012, enthusiasts took note. A total of 500 were imported and all were quickly snapped up. For the 2013 model year, just 250 will make their way to Canadian Dealers, and they will surely not last long!

Based on the popular 5-door GTI model, the Golf R features a high-output 4-cylinder turbocharged engine tuned to produce 256 horsepower. Coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, spirited performance is the end result. Golf R-specific Talladega 18″ alloy wheels, high performance brakes and a lowered sport suspension ensures a ride that is well-sorted.

An aggressive front fascia provides the necessary intake for cooling and combustion, while side skirts and a rear diffuser create a smooth wake. Inside, sport seats, a race-style steering wheel and colour-keyed interior trim items promise a stimulating and comfortable driving environment.

All cars feature a sliding glass sunroof, leather trimmed seats and the RNS 510 touchscreen navigation system. A choice of exterior colours will help personalize this limited-edition vehicle, which will be available at $39,675, unchanged from the 2012 model.

Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe’s largest automaker.