I have the diesel vRS and it goes like the clappers.
Got the petrol version and yes - it ain't sluggish, though it does spin those front wheels pretty easily if you are heavy on the gas :D
Overall I am very pleased with it EXCEPT the road/cabin noise. You can tell where they reduce cost vs the Audi and Golf equivalents and the sound proofing is definitely sub-par IMO. I am sure the 19" wheels plus the OEM Pirellis don't help and I am looking forward to replacing the tyres with something better and quieter.