Seems a lot of sour grapes going on here. Speibergs are not horrendous! Neither is the digital display, Think when you see one in the flesh (with Silver prets-Not Black!!!) Opinions may change? But understand if you own a MK7 R
There's a lot of that. It's very amusing to read current R owners slating the facelift because it now makes their car out of date - get over it, cars get updated all the time! I remember buying a mk 5 GTI - one month later they updated the rear lights (which looked much better) - that's life! Some of the comments on here are ridiculous e.g. it's the same car. What? New front end, new front lights, new rear lights, new 19" alloys available (which look great), new virtual cockpit dash, new larger infotainment screen (which includes gesture control which is a first isn't it?), an additional 10bhp meaning a 0.3 sec increase in 0-60 times, AND the new 7 speed DSG gearbox. It's a significant upgrade. Think it looks great.
Paying 40 grand for it though is complete madness!