Mk8 Golf GTI and Golf R: Forbes Sports Car Of The Year
What makes a sports car? To some, it has to be a highly specialized machine that lives on a track. But to some, a remixed version of a typical grocery getter is deserving of that moniker. The official definition of a sports car is a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving. The 2022 VW Golf GTI and Golf R definitely fit 4 of those 5. Bonus points for getting more passengers or handling a trip to Ikea, but that’s my personal opinion.
Forbes Wheels has named the MK8 GTI and Golf R the Sports car of the year. It is definitely punching above its weight class to many, especially when it stands amongst others such as the Porsche Cayman or Boxster, Audi S3, and many others. There is a reason its lineage is often tied to the term “hot hatch.”