This tremendous performance is complemented by a choice of six-speed manual or semi-automatic transmission. This latter option utilises twin-clutches to pre-select gears and smoothly slips between the cogs in only 0.03 seconds. This is literally quicker than the blink of an eye.
As well as astonishing performance the Golf R32 has excellent handling. The four-wheel-drive and super-sized 18” alloys provide plenty of traction and inspire tremendous confidence. The stiffened suspension also controls body roll yet still provides the occupants with reasonable ride quality. The R32 is clearly a magnificent machine that performs well beyond its relatively modest price tag.
So, if you have £17,000 burning a hole in your pocket - why not banish the moths from your wallet and invest in a used Golf R32.