If you’re in the market for a five door hatchback that offers a combination of thrills and practicality then chances are you’ve already considered the Volkswagen Golf GTI. But why settle for 210bhp when you can have the full-fat 265bhp of the Golf R in a family-friendly five-door hatchback?
That means you get a car capable of accelerating to 62 mph from rest in only 5.5 seconds and hitting an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph while carrying the kids in the back with a bootful of shopping. Now if only I could convince the wife that £30+ grand was a reasonable price to pay for such a practical car.
Check out the pictures of the five door below.