The hot hatch of old is dead. In its place is a performance car for all seasons - a practical family workhorse, a power symbol in the company carpark and, of course, a booming pocket rocket to burn some serious rubber with.
Volkswagen's current-generation Golf R is one such new-age hottie. It has just been facelifted, with the most prominent changes to the headlights. For efficiency, its daytime-running lights double as turning winkers - another wonder of LEDs.