Under the louvered bonnet rests a 1,6-litre Ford Sigma engine that has been tuned to produce 93 kW and 163 N.m. Not a lot, but remember, tipping the scales at 550 kg, the power-to-mass ratio is an impressive 169 W/kg. To put this into perspective, this figure compares favourably to a Porsche Cayman R’s 175 W/kg.
Which of the current Volkswagen R models would get your vote?
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