This particular MKVII also has the manual transmission option. Just like the MKVI, power is sent to all four wheels. The MKVI though has 266 horsepower. On paper the MKVII should be quicker and it certainly is:
The MKVII gets to 60 half a second quicker. The 0-100 time is 1.8 seconds quicker, a big difference. It is also 5.6 miles per hour faster through the 1/4 mile so that extra 24 horsepower sure is doing some work. It will be interesting to see how the DSG transmission does and low 13 second runs certainly look possible on paper.