Volkswagen has confirmed the ‘R’ versions of the Scirocco and Golf will cost £26,945 and £28,930 respectively.
Fitted with a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder engine and a six speed manual gearbox as standard, the Scirocco R develops 261bhp, while the Golf R produces 266bhp.
The Scirocco channels its power through the front wheels while the Golf gets a version of Volkswagen’s 4Motion four-wheel drive system.
A six-speed DSG gearbox is available as an option on both models from £1300.
The first examples of both cars are expected to reach showrooms by next February.