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We pit two of the most powerful hot hatchbacks currently on sale head-to-head around Cadwell Park to answer that all-important question - which is fastest? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.
Read the Autocar Volkswagen Golf R review.
Read the Autocar Seat Leon Cupra review.
However, The Leon 280 is less than £800 more expensive than a Golf GTi DSG, and in that scenario, I think I would go Seat.
Also, do any women write for autocar these days? It appears to be a complete sausage-fest at autocar HQ.
So not that much in it there but without the extra complexity and weight of the 4wd system (which tends to act like a fwd system most the time anyway being Haldex) the Golf will be slower than the Leon on track in the dry at least.
Mr average driver in the wet on a uk backroad i'm pretty sure the Golf would be much more effective A to B.