Under the skin
WHATIS IT? The next Golf R WHYTHE FUSS? Mark VII hero car WHEN’S IT HERE? 2014 HOWMUCH? About $48K WITH the Volkswagen Golf Mark VII debut in Paris (and driven thereafter by Paul Gover), the top-of-the-range R is almost ready. Hardly overt, it still gets its own front fascia and side skirts. The trademark centre-mounted dual exhaust is not mounted on this prototype yet. The AWD R looks and sounds to be sticking with an uptuned version of the GTI’s 2.0-litre turbo four.