Volkswagen’s Golf R and Scirroco R will be priced from £26,945 and £28,930 respectively when they go on sale in the UK in February.
The range topping Scrirroco is actually cheaper than the Golf R and both models feature a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder engine and a six speed manual gearbox as standard.
The Scirocco R develops 263bhp and 258 lbs ft of torque while the Golf R is more powerful and produces 268bhp and 258 lbs ft of torque.
A six-speed DSG gearbox is available as an option on both models from £1,300.
For the first time on an ‘R’ model, the Scirocco R channels power though the front wheels and is fitted with the XDS electronic cross-axle traction control system.
The Golf R, available in both three- and five-door bodystyles and uses a pre-charged hydraulic version of Volkswagen’s 4MOTION four wheel drive system.
The range-topping Scirocco accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph in six seconds, falling to 5.8 seconds when equipped with the DSG gearbox, while achieving a combined figure of 34.9 mpg (35.3 for DSG) and 189 g/km of CO2 (187 for DSG).
The Golf R is the fastest accelerating Volkswagen ever produced, with a 0 to 62mph sprint of 5.7 seconds. As with the Scirocco, the DSG gearbox shaves a further two tenths of a second from this time.
The Golf R returns 33.2 mpg on the combined cycle (DSG 33.6 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 199 g/km (195g DSG). Both the Scirocco R and Golf R models have a top speed of 155 mph.