I'd say R32 if you can find one. AWD! I dunno where you live, but you posted this in Western Canada so unless you live under the ocean you're going to benefit from AWD.
Though, with Recaro seats, I'm guessing this is a fun car and not a road-tripper or daily commuter? If it's purely for fun then get the cheaper option and mod it with a few grand. You'll be happy with either if you do that.