I was just reading to day in Motor Trend ( I'm not sure which month, i was reading it at work) where they did a 'first test' on the 2006 GTI R32. My jaw dropped.
peak HP 250
peak TQ 236
not available with a 'true manual transmission only the clutchless DSG (talk about how cool it is all you want, it still isnt a stick shift)
and the icing on the cake: the test drivers at Motor Trend only got a 14.4 quarter mile out of that thing. Only like .3 seconds faster than they got out of the 06 GTI.
cmon VW! I love your styling, but when are you gonna get with the times! A 2.5ltr WRX that can be had for close to 23.5 out the door is faster than your FASTEST car available.