For many car enthusiasts it was the ancestor of the VW Golf, the Rabbit GTI, that started the hot hatch revolution. Now they’ll have the hottest version yet to look forward to. Volkswagen Canada will begin importing the top-of-the-line Golf “R” in early 2012. Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that the car will be available in the United States, Canadian enthusiasts will now have something to look forward to. Based on the popular 5 door GTI model, the Golf “R” will feature many unique enhancements, making it the best performing Golf ever available in Canada. The high-output 4 cylinder turbo engine will be tuned to produce an estimated 256 horsepower. This, coupled with the six speed manual transmission and 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, promises plenty of go. Golf “R” specific wheels, brakes and suspension will ensure that the stop is just as well controlled. The Golf “R” will feature a host of interior and exterior enhancements, which will make it the most distinctive member of the award-winning Golf family. More details will be made available as the launch date approaches.