The R32 is the rarest of Golf breeds and far and away the heartiest performer. What sets it apart is the Haldex all-wheel-drive system and a potent transverse-mounted 3.2-liter V6. While the R32 is no lightweight at 3,350 pounds, it puts its 237 horsepower down to the tarmac a lot differently than its luxurious cousin. Handling is dynamic, thanks to a traction control system that barely makes its presence known, but still manages grip effectively. The V6 is specially tuned for the R32 and develops power in the low end before screaming its own praises near the 6,500 redline. Aesthetically, this Golf borrows from the Porsche 911 and Audi RSs, one of the advantages of Volkswagen being the parent company for sure. The lines are fitting for a car of the R32’s performance and set it apart from its lesser — but still potent — cousins the GTI and standard Golf.